Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
Vashti Harrison, illustrated by Vashti Harrison

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Narrated By: Nikki Amuka-Bird, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Cathy Tyson, Jade Anouka, Nneka Okoye

Duration: 1 hour and 23 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison, read by Cathy Tyson, Jade Anouka, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Nneka Okoye, Nikki Amuka-Bird.

Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're bold. They changed the world.


Featuring 40 trailblazing black women in the world's history, this book educates and inspires as it relates true stories of women who broke boundaries and exceeded all expectations. Debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison pairs captivating text with stunning illustrations as she tells the stories of both iconic and lesser-known female figures of black history - from nurse Mary Seacole, to politician Diane Abbott, mathematician Katherine Johnson and singer Shirley Bassey.

Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models and everyday women who did extraordinary things.


Children's / Teenage personal & social topics: racism & multiculturalism, Children's / Teenage general interest: History & the past, Children's / Teenage general interest: Girls & women

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Be bold. Be courageous. Be you. Be true. That's the message of this empowering, informative, and beautifully illustrated book.