Saturday, 10:30 am November 23, 2019
RSVP "KidsRead: Vashti Harrison Story Time"
We are thrilled to host a special storytime with New York Times bestselling illustrator and children’s author Vashti Harrison! She’ll read from Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History, a wonderful picture book that shines a “bold, joyous light on black men through history,” Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World and Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. The whole family will leave inspired!
Vashti Harrison earned her MFA in Film/Video from CalArts and BA from the University of Virginia. Her experimental films and documentaries have shown around the world at film festivals. After a brief stint in television as a production coordinator, she is now a freelance graphic designer and a picture-book illustrator (books forthcoming from S&S and HarperCollins). She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History
By Vashti Harrison
New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history.
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 artist Aaron Douglas, civil rights leader John Lewis, dancer Alvin Ailey, filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, musician Prince, photographer Gordon Parks, 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.
“Inspiring and healing as it educates, this volume belongs beside its companion on every bookshelf.”―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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