Reasons to read… Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Featuring 40 trailblazing black women in the world’s history, this book educates and inspires as it relates true stories of women who broke boundaries and exceeded all expectations.

Debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison pairs captivating text with stunning illustrations as she tells the stories of both iconic and lesser-known female figures of black history – from nurse Mary Seacole, to politician Diane Abbott, mathematician Katherine Johnson and singer Shirley Bassey.

Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models and everyday women who did extraordinary things.

How did I get the book? I bought it

Genre: Picture Book

Reasons to read:

  • The content, the art, how it’s written…. Basically, all of it.
  • There are so many inspiring women in this book and I love the variety of professions that Vashti Harrison choose.
  • At the end the is a list of women that didn’t get a whole page but are amazing and I really loved how this list and book feels like a start of a series.

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