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POPK-Gr 4—An artist's social media sensation is lovingly brought to life in this standout title. Initially a personal project for Black History Month, Harrison's collection highlights 40 notable black women throughout U.S. history. Each entry includes two to three paragraphs of biographical text, opposite which nearly identical figures (most are drawn facing forward with cherubic smiles and closed eyes) hold center stage of their full-page portrait, framed by simple yet clever backgrounds that contextualize their achievements. Audre Lorde, for example, stands before muted brown bookshelves—keen eyes will discern that the books displayed feature her poetry and prose. Leadership is embraced in forms past and present and across various disciplines; renowned abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth are joined by Air Force General Marcelite J. Harris and filmmaker Julie Dash. A concluding "More Little Leaders" segment addresses the difficulty of selecting 40 women to represent a historical legacy and offers miniature renditions of additional icons, including Gabby Douglas, Lorraine Hansberry, and the Williams sisters. Useful back matter provides multimedia sources for inevitably curious readers. The amount of information included makes this book ideal for budding researchers or for small groups, although the heartwarming digital images will garner a younger audience, too—kids of all ages will love poring over Harrison's tender artwork. VERDICT Beautifully designed and chock-full of information, this is a fantastic survey of black women who made and continue to make history. A must-have for youth nonfiction collections.—Ashleigh Williams, School Library Journal

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"A book of amazing, phenomenal women."―The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

"Little Leaders will undoubtedly inspire a new generation of high achievers."―Shelf Awareness

"Beautifully designed and chock-full of information, this is a fantastic survey of black women who made and continue to make history."―School Library Journal

"This book just begs to be picked up.... Purely magical. Perfect for exploring together at bedtime or for children to browse independently, a gorgeous invitation for children of all backgrounds, and especially for black girls, to learn about black women who were pioneers."―Kirkus Reviews

"If you want your young reader to have some insight into the role that black women played in the history of this country, this is the perfect gift."―NBC News

"Harrison's book focuses on great black women, and it's lovely to see Lorna Simpson and Gwen Ifill ascend to the ranks of Marian Anderson and Bessie Coleman. Harrison wants readers to imagine themselves in such august company; her adorable illustrations depict all of these figures as a little black girl, an everygirl, in a variety of costumes and backdrops."―New York Times Book Review

"This appealing book reminds young readers that every great leader began as a little leader, taking their first steps towards something big."―A Mighty Girl

"With darling illustrations and short, easy to read biographies, the book is perfect for children and the young at heart."―Upworthy

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  • File Size: 90002 KB
  • Print Length: 97 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0316475114
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (December 5, 2017)
  • Publication Date: December 5, 2017
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B072V4QDCF
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,374 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book, absolutely beautiful
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5.0 out of 5 stars A much broader picture of black women in history
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend for all aspiring young girls of colour! Great read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy for kids to digest, vital piece of young education.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book - I would recommend that everyone reads this, regardless of age or race
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5.0 out of 5 stars I cried reading this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book about great black women & their achievements!
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