Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Category: Book
By (author): Harrison, Vashti
Series: Little Leaders
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Girls & Women
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: December 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 9.00in x 7.50in x 0.50in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*A NEW YORK TIMES INSTANT BESTSELLER!A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
This beautifully illustrated book introduces readers of all ages to 40 women who changed the world.
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px 'Times New Roman'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #272727} Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of breaking boundaries and achieving beyond expectations. 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.

Review Quote*"A book of amazing, phenomenal women."-The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Review Quote*"This book just begs to be picked up.... Purely magical. Perfect for exploring together at bedtime or for children to browse independently, a gorgeous invitation for children of all backgrounds, and especially for black girls, to learn about black women who were pioneers."-Kirkus Reviews
Review Quote*"Little Leaders will undoubtedly inspire a new generation of high achievers."-Shelf Awareness
Review Quote*"Beautifully designed and chock-full of information, this is a fantastic survey of black women who made and continue to make history."-School Library Journal
Review Quote*"If you want your young reader to have some insight into the role that black women played in the history of this country, this is the perfect gift."-NBC News
Review Quote*"This appealing book reminds young readers that every great leader began as a little leader, taking their first steps towards something big."-A Mighty Girl
Review Quote*"With darling illustrations and short, easy to read biographies, the book is perfect for children and the young at heart."-Upworthy
Biographical NoteVashti 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.