Little Leaders Lib/E: Bold Women in Black History

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$28.99
Publisher
Hachette Book Group
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Dimensions
6.5 X 1.2 X 6.1 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781549114335

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About the Author

Vashti Harrison, author and illustrator of the bestselling Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, is an artist, author, and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. She earned her MFA in film and video from California Institute of the Arts, where she snuck into animation and illustration classes to learn from Disney and DreamWorks legends. There she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. Now she uses her love for both film and illustration to craft beautiful stories for children.
Robin Miles began her audiobook narration in 1994. She's read over 130 titles covering many different genres and has won multiple Earphones awards. Her many audiobook credits include Augusten Burroughs's Sellevision, Edwidge Danticat's Brother I'm Dying, and Lalita Tademy's Cane River. Her film and television credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic's Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors' unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a B.A. in Theater Studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.

Bahni Turpin has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, and Cold Case. Her film credits include Brokedown Palace and Crossroads. She has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and three prestigious Audie Awards.

Reviews

Provides a survey of trailblazing black women who have or are currently making American history. Short bios...are certain to foster conversation with young readers and future leaders.

-- "USA Today"

Harrison's book focuses on great black women, and it's lovely to see Lorna Simpson and Gwen Ifill ascend to the ranks of Marian Anderson and Bessie Coleman. Harrison wants readers to imagine themselves in such august company.

-- "New York Times Book Review"

If you want your young reader to have some insight into the role that black women played in the history of this country, this is the perfect gift.

-- "NBC News"

[In] this standout title...the amount of information included makes this book ideal for budding researchers or for small groups...This is a fantastic survey of black women who made and continue to make history. A must-have for youth nonfiction collections.

-- "School Library Journal (starred review)"

[An] inspiring volume for young readers...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)"

Will undoubtedly inspire a new generation of high achievers.

-- "Shelf Awareness"