BLM Book Fairies: a book review of Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History

Our 8th pic for BLM Book Fairies is a beautiful book about male role models from Vashti Harrison!

About the book:

Meet the little leaders. They’re brave. They’re exceptional. They changed the world.

Did you know that the father of African cinema was originally a bricklayer?

Or that Vogue’s editor-at-large read his first Vogue magazine in his local library?

Learn all about the exceptional black men who broke barriers and fought injustice to realise their dreams and make the world a better place.

With Vashti Harrison’s beautiful illustrations and illuminating writing, discover the stories of black men from all walks of life, including:

πŸ₯ Doctor Harold Moody
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ Diplomat Kofi Annan
πŸ’ͺ🏿 Activist Paul Stephenson
✍🏾 Architect Sir David Adjaye
πŸ’₯ Comic book author Dwayne McDuffie
🎢 Musician Prince

Your own little leaders will be inspired to take on the world after learning about these incredible men.

Our review:

This is an essential book for little learners. Structural racism has meant that many of these important figures in world history have been under celebrated. Little ones need to know that anything is possible, regardless of where you are from or the colour of your skin. This book, along with Vashti’s other collection about bold Black women, is a great way to give children history alongside personal stories and relatable characters.

Find a copy:

You can find this gem in all good book shops (did you know you can ask them to order a copy in, and usually it will be there waiting for you the next day?) or try Hive Books, Waterstones or Blackwells!

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