Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History (Hardcover)
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New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history.
An important book for readers of all ages, this beautifully illustrated and engagingly written volume brings to life true stories of black men in history.
Among these biographies, readers will find aviators and artists, politicians and pop stars, athletes and activists. The exceptional men featured include artist Aaron Douglas, civil rights leader John Lewis, dancer Alvin Ailey, filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, musician Prince, photographer Gordon Parks, tennis champion Arthur Ashe, and writer James Baldwin.
The legends in this book span centuries and continents, but what they have in common is that each one has blazed a trail for generations to come.
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.
Praise for Little Legends:
An Amazon Best Book of 2019
An Amazon Best Book for November 2019, Nonfiction for Kids
* "Inspiring and healing as it educates, this volume belongs beside its companion on every bookshelf."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "This striking book will resonate with readers in search of biographies of pioneering black men in history."—School Library Journal, starred review
* "Inventors, authors, musicians, activists and others come to life."—Shelf Awareness, starred review
Praise for Little Leaders:
"A book of amazing, phenomenal women."
---The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
"Little Leaders will undoubtedly inspire a new generation of high achievers." ---Shelf Awareness (Starred Review)
"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 (Starred Review)
"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 (Starred Review)