Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History

Little, Brown. Nov. 2019. 96p. bibliog. further reading. Board $17.99. ISBN 9780316475143.
Gr 3-7–Harrison’s biographies of trailblazing men are brief enough for elementary school children but enjoyable for readers of any age. The subjects include Benjamin Banneker, the inventor of the first full-size clock; Thurgood Marshall, the first African American member of the U.S. Supreme Court; and André Leon Talley, former editor-at-large for American Vogue. Harrison’s ideas are thoughtful, thorough, and accessible. She acknowledges that not every exceptional black man in history could be included and adds several mini-biographies at the back of the book with accompanying illustrations.
VERDICT This striking book will resonate with readers in search of biographies of pioneering black men in history.

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