A NEW YORK TIMES INSTANT BESTSELLER!
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This beautifully illustrated New York Times bestseller introduces readers of all ages to 40 women who changed the world.
An important book for all ages, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of forty trailblazing black women in American history. Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash.
Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things - bold women whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come. Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn't always accept them.
The leaders in this book may be little, but they all did something big and amazing, inspiring generations to come.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Vashti Harrison earned her MFA in Film/Video from CalArts and BA from the University of Virginia. Her experimental films and documentaries have shown around the world at film festivals. After a brief stint in television as a production coordinator, she is now a freelance graphic designer and a picture-book illustrator (books forthcoming from S&S and HarperCollins). She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This beautifully illustrated book includes mini biographies on 40 inspirational black women in American history. Some, like Rosa Parks, are well known. Others, like Mary Bowser, I had never heard of. However, all of the women featured in this book are amazing in their own ways. I especially loved that one of my all time favorite gymnasts, Dominique Dawes, was included. Young readers will likely want to do more research on each woman after reading this book.
Love the book, purchased three copies( two as gifts).