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This exclusive trio features fascinating and inspiring stories of men and women throughout black history. This gift includes three personalized bookplates and comes packed in our custom kid’s backpack.
Ages 7 & up
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
Recommended by The New York Times Book Review Editors and authors of How to Raise a Reader.
This beautifully illustrated New York Times bestseller introduces readers of all ages to 40 women who changed the world.
An important book for all ages, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of forty trailblazing black women in American history. 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.
The leaders in this book may be little, but they all did something big and amazing, inspiring generations to come.
I was thrilled when we pulled this book out of the box!! The cover is simple, beautiful, and looks like a powerful book for engaging younger generations in black history. As a caucasian mom to an African American daughter, I was very excited to add more literature in our home that relates her to genetic heritage. Little Leaders, Bold Women in Black History is a powerful collection of biographies, inspiring kids and parents alike. All of these women had to take risks as members of a minority population, reaching for a better future for themselves and black generations to come. This is a must-have book! The pictures were captivating and, by giving them a synopsis of each page, I was able to impart the books messages to my younger children. This is a great gift for adoptive parents, kids who may need encouragement/empowerment, or any kids interested in history. Opening our hearts and minds to these women's journeys can be a catalyst for change in our own children's generation. -Becca, mom to three, ages 7, 6, and 3 Fort Worth, TX
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History
Ages 5 and up
New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this beautiful edition of Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History.
Young, Gifted and Black
All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read.
Highlighting the talent and contributions of black leaders and changemakers from around the world, readers of all backgrounds will be empowered to discover what they too can achieve. Strong, courageous, talented, and diverse, these extraordinary men and women's achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream...whatever it may be.
The 52 icons: Mary Seacole, Matthew Henson, Ava Duvernay, Bessie Coleman, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Cathy Freeman, George Washington Carver, Malorie Blackman, Harriet Tubman, Mo Farah, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jesse Owens, Beyonce Knowles, Solange Knowles, Katherine Johnson, Josephine Baker, Kofi Annan, Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Brian Lara, Madam C.J. Walker, Yannick Noah, Maurice Ashley, Alexandre Duma, Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, Simone Biles, Stevie Wonder, Esperanza Spalding, Sidney Poitier, Oprah Winfrey, Pele, Nelson Mandela, Louis Armstrong, Rosa Parks, Naomi Campbell, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Muhammad Ali, Shirley Chisholm, Steve McQueen, Zadie Smith, Usain Bolt, Wangari Maathai, Mae Jemison, W.E.B. Du Bois, Nicola Adams, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Misty Copeland.
"...to be revisited again and again...The candy-colored pages and straightforward stories are hard to resist..." -The New York Times
"A luminous and diverse tribute to black movers and shakers across the centuries." -Publishers Weekly