Little Legends by Vashti Harrison audiobook

Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History

By Vashti Harrison , with Kwesi Johnson
Read by Cary Hite  and JD Jackson

Little, Brown Young Readers, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hachette Book Group 9781549154775

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549154775

  • ISBN: 9781549154751

  • ISBN: 9781549185397

Runtime: 1.83 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Children's Political Biographies

An Amazon Best Book of 2019

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 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Harrison…showcases black leaders throughout American history—but not just the big names. She also focuses on artists, athletes, and scientists who may be less well-known.” NPR
“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
"Little Leaders will undoubtedly inspire a new generation of high achievers.” Shelf Awareness (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Vashti Harrison

Author Bio: Vashti Harrison

Vashti Harrison earned an MFA degree in film and video from CalArts and a 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 became a freelance graphic designer and a picture-book illustrator.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 1.83
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English