I made up my mind to try. I tried and I was successful. - Bessie Coleman
Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're bold. They changed the world.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Did you know the treatment for leprosy was developed by a young scientist called Alice Ball?
And Josephine Baker- world famous cabaret singer and dancer- was also a spy for the French résistance?
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, including:
Nurse Mary Seacole
Politician Diane Abbott
Mathematician Katherine Johnson
Singer Shirley Bassey
Inspire your own little leader with the stories of these amazing women.
Meet five amazing men and women from black history – they were exceptional, they were brave and they changed Britain for the better.
In February 2017, Vashti Harrison began a mission to illustrate and tell the stories of women from black history as part of a Black History Month challenge. Discover six of the forty amazing women she features in Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History...
Featuring 40 trailblazing black women in the world's history, Little Leaders is the inspirational true stories of women who broke boundaries and exceeded all expectations. To celebrate it being our Audio Pick of the Month, we spoke to Pippa Bennett-Warner - narrator of the audiobook - about her experience and what it meant to her.