july, 2020

thu16jul2:00 pm4:00 pmVirtual EventTrailblazing Women for Kids with Vashti Harrison(Author & Illustrator) of "Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History" and "Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Trailblazing Women for Kids with Vashti Harrison


(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Spend an afternoon learning about trailblazing New York Times best-selling author Vashti Harrison as she shares about the inspiration for her work, her process in researching and writing about the trailblazing women in her books, and her intricate and playful illustrations. Vashti Harrison created both “Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History” and “Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World,” as well as “Think Big, Little One” and “Dream Big, Little One.”

Her amazing books detail the lives of nearly 100 trailblazing women. During our session, we’ll focus on the lives of three trailblazing women, including Ida B. Wells. Young people will also enjoy a hands-on drawing activity. The charming, information-filled full-color spreads in these books show the Leaders and Dreamers as both accessible and aspirational so readers know they, too, can grow up to do something amazing. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet this inspiring leader!

This event is part of PBS Books Trailblazing Women Series. To mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, PBS launched multiplatform programming focused on “Trailblazers” in order to commemorate the fight for women’s suffrage in the US and the stories of modern women, who continue to shatter the glass ceiling and transform modern history. The Trailblazers PBS theme will be anchored by a documentary entitled “The Vote.“

To complement this project, PBS Books has developed and launched their Trailblazing Women Virtual Series, which will highlight amazing stories of American women through summer-long programming. In June, July, and August, PBS Books is offering programming on Facebook Live in collaboration with libraries across American and local PBS stations.



Fernandina Beach Library904-530-6500 or libraryinfo@nassaucountyfl.com

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