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Vashti Harrison - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

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 and 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 for both film and illustration to craft beautiful stories for children.

Featured books by Vashti Harrison

Other books by Vashti Harrison

Cece Loves Science and Adventure

Cece Loves Science and Adventure

Author: Kimberly Derting, Shelli R. Johannes Illustrator: Vashti Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2021

Smart girls, friendship, and fun: a winning combination. -Kirkus A wonderful book. -School Library Journal Cece loves science and adventure! In this STEM-themed Girls in Science picture book, Cece and her Adventure Girls troop use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve problems and earn their camping pin. Illustrated by New York Times-bestseller Vashti Harrison, Cece Loves Science and Adventure is perfect for fans of Ada Twist, Scientist and anyone who enjoys asking questions and figuring out how things work. Cece loves being an Adventure Girl almost as much as she loves science, which is why she can't wait for her troop's camping trip. Nature is full of science for Cece to explore! Along with her friends, her mom, and her dog, Einstein, Cece learns how to pitch a tent, set up a campsite, and document landmarks on the trail. Then thunder booms in the distance! Working together, the girls use meteorology and math to determine the location of the storm; engineering to build a shelter; and technology and math to calculate the length of the trek back to the campsite. After all that teamwork, Cece's mom gives them an Adventure Girl surprise! Illustrated by Vashti Harrison, author and illustrator of the New York Times-bestselling Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, Cece Loves Science and Adventure is just right for curious kids and anyone who loves to explore the great outdoors. Includes a glossary.

Sulwe

Sulwe

Author: Lupita Nyong'o Illustrator: Vashti Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2021

From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within. Sulwe's skin is the colour of midnight. She's darker than everyone in her family, and everyone at school. All she wants is to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey through the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything. In this stunning debut picture book, Lupita Nyong'o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.

Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History

Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History

Author: Vashti Harrison Illustrator: Vashti Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2021

'Athletes, especially black athletes, must use every resource at their command to right things that are wrong' - Arthur Ashe FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, VASHTI HARRISON 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: Doctor Harold Moody Diplomat Kofi Annan Activist Paul Stephenson Architect Sir David Adjaye 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.

Festival of Colors

Festival of Colors

Author: Surishtha Sehgal, Kabir Sehgal Illustrator: Vashti Harrison Format: Board book Release Date: 04/03/2021

Holi, Hai! Holi, Hai! It's time to prepare for the Indian springtime Festival of Colors in this delightful Classic Board Book! It's time for the Indian festival of Holi, a celebration of the start of spring, of new beginnings, and of good over evil. Friends, families, and neighbors wear white clothing and toss handfuls of brightly colored powders at one another until they're all completely covered from head to toe! Young readers will love following the young siblings gathering flowers to make the colorful powders for the big day until-poof!-it's time for the fun to begin.

Cece Loves Science

Cece Loves Science

Author: Kimberly Derting, Shelli R. Johannes Illustrator: Vashti Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Cece loves science! In this STEM-themed picture book, Cece asks one of life's most pressing questions: Do dogs eat vegetables? Cece and her best friend, Isaac, head to the lab to find out. This picture book is perfect for fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, and anyone who enjoys asking questions. Cece's parents say she was born curious. She asks: Why? How? What if? When her teacher, Ms. Curie, assigns a science project, Cece knows just what to ask-do dogs eat vegetables? She teams up with her best friend, Isaac, and her dog, Einstein, to discover the answer. They investigate, research, collect data, and analyze, using Einstein as their case study. Their final conclusion is surprising, and a lot of fun! Illustrated by Vashti Harrison, whose Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History is a New York Times bestseller and an NAACP Image Award winner. Cece Loves Science is just right for fans of Rosie Revere, Engineer and What Do You Do with an Idea?, and for anyone who loves to learn.

Cece Loves Science: Push and Pull

Cece Loves Science: Push and Pull

Author: Kimberly Derting, Shelli R. Johannes Illustrator: Vashti Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

Cece loves science! In this STEM-themed Level 3 I Can Read! title, Cece and her friend Isaac learn about the opposite forces of push and pull, and use their new knowledge to create a treat dispenser for Cece's dog, Einstein. Perfect for aspiring scientists, emerging readers, and fans of Andrea Beaty's Ada Twist, Scientist. Cece loves science-and experimenting! In this Cece Loves Science Level 3 I Can Read!, Cece's teacher, Miss Curie, explains the opposite forces of push and pull. To demonstrate this concept, she divides the class into two teams. Each team must make a treat dispenser for Cece's dog, Einstein, that uses both forces. Cece and her classmates rely on science, creativity, and teamwork-and they learn a lot along the way. The Cece Loves Science books introduce readers to basic concepts of science, technology, engineering, and math, and are perfect for the classroom. This Level 3 I Can Read! focuses on basic scientific vocabulary and includes a glossary of terms and fun activities for readers to try on their own. A great pick for beginning readers!

Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History

Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History

Author: Vashti Harrison Illustrator: Vashti Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/11/2019

'Athletes, especially black athletes, must use every resource at their command to right things that are wrong' - Arthur Ashe FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, VASHTI HARRISON 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: Doctor Harold Moody Diplomat Kofi Annan Activist Paul Stephenson Architect Sir David Adjaye 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.

Cece Loves Science and Adventure

Cece Loves Science and Adventure

Author: Kimberly Derting, Shelli R. Johannes Illustrator: Vashti Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Smart girls, friendship, and fun: a winning combination. -Kirkus A wonderful book. -School Library Journal Cece loves science and adventure! In this STEM-themed Girls in Science picture book, Cece and her Adventure Girls troop use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve problems and earn their camping pin. Illustrated by New York Times-bestseller Vashti Harrison, Cece Loves Science and Adventure is perfect for fans of Ada Twist, Scientist and anyone who enjoys asking questions and figuring out how things work. Cece loves being an Adventure Girl almost as much as she loves science, which is why she can't wait for her troop's camping trip. Nature is full of science for Cece to explore! Along with her friends, her mom, and her dog, Einstein, Cece learns how to pitch a tent, set up a campsite, and document landmarks on the trail. Then thunder booms in the distance! Working together, the girls use meteorology and math to determine the location of the storm; engineering to build a shelter; and technology and math to calculate the length of the trek back to the campsite. After all that teamwork, Cece's mom gives them an Adventure Girl surprise! Illustrated by Vashti Harrison, author and illustrator of the New York Times-bestselling Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, Cece Loves Science and Adventure is just right for curious kids and anyone who loves to explore the great outdoors. Includes a glossary.

Hair Love Based on the Oscar-Winning Short Film

Hair Love Based on the Oscar-Winning Short Film

Author: Matthew Cherry Illustrator: Vashti Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Based on the Oscar winning short film! It's up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this story of self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters. Zuri knows her hair is beautiful, but it has a mind of its own! It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Mum always does Zuri's hair just the way she likes it - so when Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her - and her hair - happy. Tender and empowering, Hair Love is an ode to loving your natural hair - and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere.

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Author: Vashti Harrison Illustrator: Vashti Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2019

I made up my mind to try. I tried and I was successful. - Bessie Coleman Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're bold. They changed the world. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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 resistance? 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. Debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison pairs captivating text with stunning illustrations as she tells the stories of both iconic and lesser-known female figures of black history, including: Nurse Mary Seacole Politician Diane Abbott Mathematician Katherine Johnson Singer Shirley Bassey Inspire your own little leader with the stories of these amazing women.

Dream Big, Little Leader

Dream Big, Little Leader

Author: Vashti Harrison Illustrator: Vashti Harrison Format: Board book Release Date: 16/10/2018

This perfect bedtime board book is guaranteed to inspire big dreams Dream big, little one. There's so much you can do. Just look at all the women who came before you . . . Based on the New York Times bestselling sensation Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History this board book will inspire all little people of today to become the leaders of tomorrow

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