Vashti Harrison

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

  • Vashti Harrison

    Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're bold. They changed the world.

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Featuring 40 trailblazing black women in the world's history, this book educates and inspires as it relates true stories of women who broke boundaries and exceeded all expectations. Debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison pairs captivating text with stunning illustrations as she tells the stories of both iconic and lesser-known female figures of black history - from nurse Mary Seacole, to politician Diane Abbott, mathematician Katherine Johnson and singer Shirley Bassey.

    Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models and everyday women who did extraordinary things.

Vashti Harrison earned her MFA in Film/Video from CalArts and BA from the University of Virginia. Her experimental films and documentaries have shown around the world at film festivals. After a brief stint in television as a production coordinator, she is now a freelance graphic designer and a picture-book illustrator. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, USA