Review: Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Review: Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History


Title: Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Author: Vashti Harrison

Published: 5 December 2017

Pages/Hours: 88 pages/ 1 hour, 38 minutes

Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of breaking boundaries and achieving beyond expectations. Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash. Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things – bold women whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come. Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn’t always accept them. The leaders in this book may be little, but they all did something big and amazing, inspiring generations to come


This book was wonderful! I listened on audio, which was a fantastic experience, although I fully intend to check out the book so I can look at the images that accompany the stories. These remarkable  women changed the world, followed their dreams, and spoke up against racism, that unfortunately still plagues the United States.

I loved that the book introduced black women that are not as commonly known. I felt as though I learned a great deal from this little book, and I am excited to share this book with the kids in the library.

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History would make a great nonfiction book to read aloud to a group of children.

Share this book with all children and adults, no matter their race or gender. These books are so incredibly important all year round.

Currently, this book is being displayed front and center in the children’s area. I look forward to book talking it.



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