Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History


Did you know the treatment for leprosy was developed by a young scientist called Alice Ball? And Josephine Baker- world famous cabaret singer and dancer- was also a spy for the French résistance? 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.

This debut book from author and illustrator Vashti Harrison brings together inspiring text with beautiful illustrations as she tells the stories of both iconic and lesser-known female figures in black history, such as  Politician Diane Abbott, Mathematician Katherine Johnson and Singer Josephine Baker.

This book can be used to start a conversation with your child on the injustices black people still face today.  We have to educate a new generation to be antiracist, so that in the future we can live in a fairer, more equal world.  Black Lives Matter. 

100% of profits from the sales of this book will be donated to two anti-racist charities. Both aim to tackle racism in the UK and create a society in which everyone has a chance to thrive and be treated with the respect that they deserve, regardless of the colour of their skin.

Click here to find out more about each charity and a list of black owned independent book shops in the UK which we urge you to support.

  • Author: Vashti Harrison
  • Publisher: Puffin
  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • H 22.2cm x W 18.5cm x D 0.7cm