Vashti Harrison (Little Dreamers, Little Leaders, and Little Legends) reads from and discusses her work as well as how she became an author-illustrator. A Q&A featuring students’ pre-submitted questions will also be included.

As part of the all-virtual 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book, this event is FREE to attend and open to students and school groups that register in advance. The video recording from this event will also be available to watch after the event concludes, on VaBook.org/Watch.

Thanks to our bookseller for this event, UVA Bookstore.

“Harrison’s book focuses on great black women, and it’s lovely to see Lorna Simpson and Gwen Ifill ascend to the ranks of Marian Anderson and Bessie Coleman. Harrison wants readers to imagine themselves in such august company; her adorable illustrations depict all of these figures as a little black girl, an everygirl, in a variety of costumes and backdrops.”—New York Times Book Review

“Another volume to enrich every household, school, and library and inspire another generation of dreamers.”—Kirkus Reviews

“A book to put into primary classrooms, secondary school libraries, to buy for families, and to share and discuss wherever and whenever you can—I certainly intend to.”—Red Reading Hub

“[Little Leaders] will resonate with readers in search of biographies of pioneering black men in history.”—School Library Journal, starred review

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