Little Leaders Lib/E: Bold Women in Black History

Vashti Harrison (Author) Robin Miles (Read by)
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Description

This book introduces listeners of all ages to forty 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 brings 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.

Product Details

Price
$28.99
Publisher
Hachette Book Group
Publish Date
December 05, 2017
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, dubbed a voice that never disappoints, is an AudioFile Golden Voice, an Audible Hall of Famer, the 2014 Booklist Voice of Choice, a 2009 Grammy finalist director, and winner of over forty Best of the Year and Earphones awards. Her chameleon-like vocal and acting ability have won accolades for their nuance and variety. Her credits include Hugo winners The Fifth Season trilogy (N. K. Jemisin) and Binti (Nnedi Okorafor); Hidden Figures (Margot Lee Shetterley); The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson); The Violet Hour (Broadway); several regional productions and museum installations; and Law & Order. Robin holds degrees from Yale (BA) and The Yale School of Drama (MFA), and owns Voxpertise, Inc., a studio for voice-over training and production.
Bahni Turpin is a native of Pontiac, Michigan, now residing in Los Angeles. An acclaimed theater actress and ensemble member of Cornerstone Theater Company, Bahni has narrated over seventy audiobooks. In addition to her onstage and narration work, Bahni has worked extensively in TV and film.

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"