Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

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Did you know that the treatment for leprosy was developed by a young Black scientist namedAlice Ball? And that Josephine Baker—world famous cabaret singer and dancer—was also a spy for the French resistance?

Featuring forty trailblazing black women from world 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, includingnurse Mary Seacole, politician Diane Abbott, mathematician Katherine Johnson, and singer Shirley Bassey.

Inspire your own little leader with the stories of these amazing women.

Author and Illustrator: Vashti Harrison

  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • 5 × 0.5 × 9 in.
  • Published by Puffin (first edition, January 31, 2019)
  • ISBN:978-0241346846
  • Reading level: 5–7 years