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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison)

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Part author - illustrator - filmmaker, Vashti Harrison is an artist originally from Onley, Virginia. There are loads of brilliant non-fiction books that can teach your child about the world, as well as being entertaining, funny and gorgeous to look at. Each woman, depicted in clothing and costumes reflective of her time and vocation, seems to be looking within, mustering the strength necessary to persevere in the face of daunting odds. Bestselling author and artist Vashti Harrison pairs captivating text and beautiful illustrations as she tells the stories of both iconic and lesser-known female figures. Warm, truly interesting and pitched appropriately for the age group, these books are perfect for curious children.

Dieses Buch erzählt jeweils auf einer Seite von berühmten schwarzen* Frauen und was sie in ihrem Leben gemacht haben. She then went on to receive her MFA in Film and Video from CalArts where she snuck into Animation classes to learn from Disney and Dreamworks legends. Featuring 18 trailblazing women artists and scientists, Think Big, Little One is the irresistible board book adaptation of Vashti Harrison's second book Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World. There are lots of familiar names in the book such as: Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Nina Simone, but there are some lesser known names (to me) so I'll be learning too. Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models and everyday women who did extraordinary things.The book is beautifully illustrated and the mini biographies of the black women is not too wordy so it's quite nice to read. Featuring 18 trailblazing black women in American history, Dream Big, Little One is the irresistible board book adaptation of Vashti Harrison's Debut book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. It makes a refreshing change to see some pages filled with strong powerful determined achieving Women.

One Black History Month, Vashti Harrison illustrated one African American woman from history every day and posted the portraits online along with a small biography. It’s excellent that children can get an introduction to lesser-known African American women such as abolitionist Mary Prince and sculptor Augusta Savage, alongside the better-known Rosa Parks and Sojourner Truth.

It harkens back to classic children's illustrations done by Mary Blair or Mr Happy by Roger Hargreaves. This fascinating non-fiction picture book explores the life of an inspirational woman who overcame race and gender barriers to become an internationally acclaimed scientist.

And Josephine Baker- world famous cabaret singer and dancer- was also a spy for the French resistance? I don't have official word on all of this and may need to defer to my publisher and agent for a lot of things, but here I've answered some of the most frequent questions I get about Little Leaders! She earned her MFA in film/video from California Institute of the Arts, where she snuck into animation and illustration classes to learn from Disney and DreamWorks legends.From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History comes the highly anticipated follow-up, a beautifully illustrated collectible detailing the lives of women creators around the world. Among these biographies, young readers will find heroes, role models and everyday women who did extraordinary things.

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