Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History

Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History

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Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this #1 New York Times bestseller.
An important book for readers of all ages, this beautifully illustrated and engagingly written volume brings to life true stories of black men in history. Among these biographies, readers will find aviators and artists, politicians and pop stars, athletes and activists. The exceptional men featured include writer James Baldwin, artist Aaron Douglas, filmmaker Oscar Devereaux Micheaux, lawman Bass Reeves, civil rights leader John Lewis, dancer Alvin Ailey, and musician Prince.
The legends in Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History span centuries and continents, but each one has blazed a trail for generations to come.

Author: Vashti Harrison
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 11/19/2019
Pages: 96
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.88lbs
Size: 8.90h x 7.60w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9780316475143
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 7.6
Point Value: 2
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 506893 / Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History


Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 11/01/2019 pg. 75
Shelf Awareness 11/19/2019
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019 pg. 167

About the Author
Vashti Harrison, is the #1 New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History and Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World. She is an artist and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. She earned her BA in studio art and media studies from the University of Virginia and her MFA in Film/Video from CalArts, where she snuck into animation and illustration classes to learn from Disney and DreamWorks legends. There, she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. Now she uses her love of both film and illustration to craft beautiful stories for children.