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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 of color 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