Legendary Men

February 21, 2020
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Vashti Harrison is the author and illustrator of a best-selling book about famous black women. Now, she brings together more than 35 influential men in Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History.

You might have heard of Frederick Douglass. He was born enslaved and became a great speaker and writer. But historian Arturo Schomburg might be new to you. He collected writings by black people and later sold them to the New York Public Library.

Harrison picked men from many fields, to help kids decide what they want to be when they grow up. “I hope these stories spark an interest,” she told TFK. “I hope the book inspires kids to try or learn something new.”

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