This attractive small volume presents more than 40 portraits of notable men in Black History,
pioneers whose achievements can inspire and empower others to follow their dreams. It includes familiar figures such as Frederick Douglass, Paul Robeson, Langston Hughes and James Baldwin, and introduces many lesser known individuals such as cyclist, Marshall 'Major' Taylor, photographer Gordon Parks, or astronaut Leland Melvin. Those featured are mostly Black Americans, but the sheer variety of achievement and expertise, spread over many different fields: politics, science, the arts, literature, sport and music is in itself a positive and inspiring message.
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 young reader's interest and attention.