Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
By Vashti Harrison
This beautifully illustrated book introduces reader of all ages to 40 women who changed the world.
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.