Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History

January 27, 2020 - Comment

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,

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.

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Anonymous says:

Missed the boat with one of the biographies Book is beautifully illustrated and provides concise information about African American men from various walks of life. I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of the contributions of African Americans. However, I was very disappointed to see that the first African American U.S. President did not warrant a full page biography. He appeared to be more of a foot note. President Obama’s presidency was history making. Hopefully, the author and/or editors will see…

Anonymous says:

A Beautiful and Important Book! This book is a beautifully produced piece of not only Black History, but American History! I love how the author features some of the African American heroes who receive less attention in scholarly works. The first 35 legends each have a two-page spread; the profile of the individual along with a familiar yet detailed illustration. While Harrison’s figures have a similar look, she adds unique details that distinguish them from each other. Additionally, the background images add the perfect…

Anonymous says:

Very Important Book for All Ages I haven’t finished this book yet but I am really enjoying learning and reading about all the great Black men that are discussed. I’ve already learned so much about some that I’m ashamed I hadn’t heard of! My son is 16 months but I love reading to him and he seems to really enjoy looking through the pages of this book

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