Books by Vashti Harrison

LITTLE LEGENDS by Vashti Harrison
Released: Nov. 19, 2019

"Inspiring and healing as it educates, this volume belongs beside its companion on every bookshelf. (further bios, further reading, sources) (Collective biography. 7-12)"
Harrison celebrated black women of note in Little Leaders (2017); here, with an assist from Johnson, she presents a companion volume of profiles from black history, this one focusing on black men. Read full book review >
SULWE by Lupita Nyong'o
Released: Oct. 15, 2019

" A thoughtfully layered text and powerful illustrations address this sensitive topic in a uniquely nurturing way. (Picture book. 4-9)"
With the help of a legend about Day and Night, a dark-skinned black child learns that she is beautiful inside and out. Read full book review >
Released: June 4, 2019

"Smart girls, friendship, and fun: a winning combination. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Cece uses her science skills at camp with her friends. Read full book review >
HAIR LOVE by Matthew A. Cherry
Released: May 14, 2019

"Positively refreshing. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A black girl helps her dad learn how to give her the perfect hairstyle for a very special day. Read full book review >
LITTLE DREAMERS by Vashti Harrison
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Another volume to enrich every household, school, and library and inspire another generation of dreamers. (further resources, sources, glossary) (Collective biography. 9-13)"
This illustrated collection of diverse biographies profiles women from around the world and throughout history who dreamed big and then lived those dreams. Read full book review >
CECE LOVES SCIENCE by Kimberly Derting
Released: June 19, 2018

"A good introduction to observation, data, and trying again. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Cece loves asking "why" and "what if." Read full book review >
FESTIVAL OF COLORS by Surishtha Sehgal
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Anodyne but useful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Sehgals' newest picture book introduces young readers to Holi, a Hindu spring festival, through color, repetition, and onomatopoeia. Read full book review >
LITTLE LEADERS by Vashti Harrison
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Perfect for exploring together at bedtime or for children to browse independently, a gorgeous invitation for children of all backgrounds, and especially for black girls, to learn about black women who were pioneers. (Collective biography. 6-12)"
Visual artist Harrison introduces 40 trailblazing black women from United States history in this inspiring volume for young readers. Read full book review >