New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this board book edition of Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History. This beautifully illustrated board book highlights true stories of black men in history. The exceptional men featured include artist Aaron Douglas, civil rights leader John Lewis, dancer Alvin Ailey, lawman Bass Reeves, tennis champion Arthur Ashe, and writer James Baldwin. The legends in this book span centuries and continents, but what they have in common is that each one has blazed a trail for generations to come.
About the Author
Vashti Harrison is the New York Times bestselling creator of Big, which was awarded the 2024 Caldecott Medal, a Coretta Scott King Book Award Author Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Book Award Illustrator Honor, in addition to being a National Book Award finalist. Vashti is also the #1 New York Times bestselling creator of Little Leaders, Little Dreamers, and Little Legends, and the illustrator of Lupita Nyong’o’s Sulwe (for which she received a Coretta Scott King Book Award Illustrator Honor), Matthew A. Cherry’s Hair Love, Andrea Beaty's I Love You Like Yellow, and Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic’s Hello, Star, among others. A two-time recipient of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Children, Vashti lives in Brooklyn, New York, and invites you to visit her online @vashtiharrison or at vashtiharrison.com.
Praise for Little Legends: An Amazon Best Book of 2019 An Amazon Best Book for November 2019, Nonfiction for Kids An Amazon Best Book for October 2020, Baby to Age 2 An Amazon Best Book of 2020
* "Inspiring and healing as it educates, this volume belongs beside its companion on every bookshelf."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "This striking book will resonate with readers in search of biographies of pioneering black men in history."—School Library Journal, starred review
* "Inventors, authors, musicians, activists and others come to life."—Shelf Awareness, starred review
"Celebrate[s] boys and men." —Wall Street Journal
"Filled with wonder." —The Morning Show, WNYC
Praise for Little Leaders:"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, starred review
"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, starred review
"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, starred review