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Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History - by Vashti Harrison (Hardcover)

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About the Book



Profiles thirty-five prominent men in African American history, including James Armistead Lafayette, Thurgood Marshall, Alvin Ailey, and Leland Melvin.



Book Synopsis



Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this #1 New York Times bestseller.
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 writer James Baldwin, artist Aaron Douglas, filmmaker Oscar Devereaux Micheaux, lawman Bass Reeves, civil rights leader John Lewis, dancer Alvin Ailey, and musician Prince.
The legends in Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History span centuries and continents, but each one has blazed a trail for generations to come.



Review Quotes



* Inspiring and healing as it educates, this volume belongs beside its companion on every bookshelf.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* Inventors, authors, musicians, activists and others come to life.--Shelf Awareness, starred review

* This striking book will resonate with readers in search of biographies of pioneering black men in history.--School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Little Legends:
An Amazon Best Book of 2019
An Amazon Best Book for November 2019, Nonfiction for Kids



About The Author



Vashti Harrison, is the #1 New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History and Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World. She is an artist and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. She earned her BA in studio art and media studies from the University of Virginia and her MFA in Film/Video from CalArts, where she snuck into animation and illustration classes to learn from Disney and DreamWorks legends. There, she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. Now she uses her love of both film and illustration to craft beautiful stories for children.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 7.6 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)
Weight: .88 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 96
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover
Author: Vashti Harrison
Featured book lists: New York Times Bestsellers
Book theme: Historical
Language: English
Street Date: November 18, 2019
TCIN: 76458739
UPC: 9780316475143
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-7881
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 96 reviews
100% would recommend
17 recommendations

Inspiring

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jaime - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great book! We go through a page every day.
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So cute

5 out of 5 stars
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Jamillah - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
So cute and perfect to inform our little ones of history.
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Awesome History!

5 out of 5 stars
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Blessed - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Vashti Harrison, written outstanding the history of Black American contributions to global society.
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Great book

5 out of 5 stars
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Bumblebee - 1 year ago
yet when I received it, it had. a 20%off sticker on it and I paid full price
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Little legends, men in black history.

5 out of 5 stars
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Ldsantia - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great book for kids to learn how African Americans really shaped America.
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Must buy

5 out of 5 stars
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Kay - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great book to read and teach children about black history.
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Love the line

5 out of 5 stars
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Proud Mama - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
very happy that target brought this line in their store . I love the variety and the education behind it
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Must have

5 out of 5 stars
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Mytherapy - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Purchased multiple books as a gift for my nephews. They all love it!
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we support black men

5 out of 5 stars
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autumn m - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this for my nephews birthday and i was absolutely happy with the book when reading it to him! It has a cute addition in the back where they can make their own “Little Legend”. Absolutely loved it.
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Great book

5 out of 5 stars
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Abby - 2 years ago
I like how the book mentions lots of interesting people I have never even heard of but should have! Really really glad this book was made so my son will have it to read growing up.
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Wish I Had This As a Kid!!!

5 out of 5 stars
Courtney B - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I gifted this book, along with 'Little Leaders', to my 7yo niece and 8yo nephew for Christmas. Both are outstanding! I can't recommend enough. I was so excited to see an age-appropriate, honest book discussing true heroes in Black History. Some, we learned about in school when I was their age, but mostly, there's a lot of the ones we didn't. Hopefully, your little ones will be just as inspired. ❤
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Simply Educational

5 out of 5 stars
Peeps - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Black Education at it's finest and I love that it tells a story about each person. It is simply important for all children especially children of color to understand such greatness.
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I'm learning things too!

5 out of 5 stars
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TXmomma - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
POC are left out of most history books so we’re trying to incorporate them at home. This is a great book. Each story is the perfect length right before bedtime.
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Great Book

5 out of 5 stars
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Em2020 - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
I LOVE this book. So informative & worth the buy.
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Informative

5 out of 5 stars
Our History - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Awesome book with good information. Read to my son. These young children need to be made aware and learn about deep rooted history far beyong the minimal of what is only covered in the school system.
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Must Have

5 out of 5 stars
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HH - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Very good quality, adorable illustrations. My son is too young for this right now but I look forward to making teaching him using this in the near future.
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Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History

5 out of 5 stars
Michelle - 3 years ago
This is one of the best books I have bought for my son!
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A++++++++++++

5 out of 5 stars
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Rtee - 3 years ago
If you aren’t buying this series.. what are you even doing with your life? Zero complaints. It’s a must in any household with kids (adults enjoy this too! I love reading this and the women’s version with my kids!)
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Great Book!

5 out of 5 stars
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Homeschooling_Mama - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great book! I absolutely love the illustrations. I bought this book for my children for Christmas I hope they enjoy it as much as I do.
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Great item!!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
KSag - 3 years ago
Great gift!!! Fantastic item!!! Bought as a holiday gift!!!! Great quality. Great value!!! Meaningful, interesting and historical. Can't wait to gift this!!!
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