Featuring forty trailblazing Black women in American history, Little Leaders takes us on a tour through the lives of women who broke boundaries and achieved beyond expectations. Words and illustration bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures from 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.
Also by Vashti Harrison: Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World
Hardcover, 88 pages