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Vashti Harrison

Biography

Vashti Harrison

Vashti Harrison, author and illustrator of the bestselling LITTLE LEADERS: BOLD WOMEN IN BLACK HISTORY, is an artist, author and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. She earned her MFA in film/video from California Institute of the Arts, 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.

Vashti Harrison

Books by Vashti Harrison

by Vashti Harrison - Children's Nonfiction, History, Women's History, Women's Studies

Featuring the true stories of 40 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, LITTLE DREAMERS: VISIONARY WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD inspires as it educates. Readers will meet trailblazing women like Mary Blair, an American modernist painter who had a major influence on how color was used in early animated films, actor/inventor Hedy Lamar, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, architect Zaha Hadid, filmmaker Maya Deren, and physicist Chien-Shiung Wu. All of the women had a lasting effect on the fields they worked in. The charming, information-filled full-color spreads show the Dreamers as both accessible and aspirational so reader knows they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.