New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this board book edition of Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History.
This beautifully illustrated board book highlights true stories of black men in history. The exceptional men featured include artist Aaron Douglas, civil rights leader John Lewis, dancer Alvin Ailey, lawman Bass Reeves, 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.
Vashti Harrison, is the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History and Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World. She is an artist and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. She earned her BA in studio art and media studies from the University of Virginia and her MFA in Film/Video from CalArts, 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 of both film and illustration to craft beautiful stories for children.
Praise for Little Legends:An Amazon Best Book of 2019
An Amazon Best Book for November 2019, Nonfiction for KidsAn Amazon Best Book for October 2020, Baby to Age 2
An Amazon Best Book of 2020*
"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
"Celebrate[s] boys and men."
—Wall Street Journal
"Filled with wonder."
—The Morning Show, WNYCPraise for Little Leaders:
"A book of amazing, phenomenal women." ---The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
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