This attractive small volume presents 40 portraits of notable women in Black History,
pioneers whose achievements can inspire and empower others to follow their dreams. It includes familiar figures such as Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks alongside less well known individuals such as film-maker, Julie Dash, or ballerina, Raven Wilkinson. British women, amongst whom, Shirley Bassey and Diane Abbott, find a place, too. Each double page juxtaposes a short biographical text with a portrait of its subject, the notion of 'little leaders' finding expression in the artwork which repeats an engaging format of imagining each subject as a child-sized and child-friendly version of their adult self. This is a winning formula to capture a reader's interest and attention.