Wisdom From Kammbia Book Review 5: Little Leaders-Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

My 9 year old daughter, Norah, wanted to read this one.  Again.

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison celebrates the contributions of African-American women in American Society. Forty women were featured in the beautifully illustrated book from well-known names like Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Ella Fitzgerald, Maya Angelou, and Oprah Winfrey. Also, there were women featured like Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, Alice Ball, the first woman to graduate with master’s degree from the University of Hawaii and to help find a cure for leprosy, and my daughter’s favorite in the book, Raven Wilkinson, the groundbreaking ballerina that spent six years in the Dutch National Ballet and danced until fifty.

Harrison has put together a wonderful book and great discussion starter for 2nd to 5th grade children about these African American women and their significant role in American society. In celebration of Black History Month, I would highly recommend Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History to add your library.

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