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Recommended by The New York Times Book Review Editors and authors of How to Raise a Reader.
Ages 4 and up
Little Dreamers: Visionary Women around the World
The instant New York Times bestseller!
Featuring the true stories of 35 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World inspires as it educates. Readers will meet trailblazing women like Mary Blair, an American modernist painter who had a major influence on how color was used in early animated films, actor/inventor Hedy Lamarr, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, architect Zaha Hadid, filmmaker Maya Deren, and physicist Chien-Shiung Wu. Some names are known, some are not, but all of the women had a lasting effect on the fields they worked in.
The charming, information-filled full-color spreads show the Dreamers as both accessible and aspirational so readers know they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.
They loved the pictures and were engaged in reading a few of the stories at a time. What a fun glimpse into the worlds of these women and girls who have impacted their culture in ways my girls could not have yet imagined. I think the combination of whimsical illustrations and in-depth information makes this book fun for all ages! Younger girls will adore paging through the illustrations and gleaning bits of inspiration from the stories. Older girls will be able to engage more and hopefully relate to one fascinating woman after the next. -Emily, mom to three girls ages 7, 5, and 3, Temecula, CA
LITTLE LEADERS: BOLD WOMEN IN BLACK HISTORY
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