Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History

Version: Unabridged
Author: Vashti Harrison
Narrator: J. D. Jackson , Cary Hite
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Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published In: November 2019
Length: 2 hours
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Overview

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Harrison, Vashti

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. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.