Free with Museum Admission
Vashti Harrison’s debut picture book, Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, highlights the achievements of 40 African American women who helped shape American history. Join us for a special story time with the author, and learn how this book concept grew out of a few captivating illustrations she posted to Instagram during Black History Month! The reading and author chat will be followed by a short Q&A and book signing.
Part author, illustrator, and filmmaker, Vashti Harrison is an artist originally from Onley, Virginia. She has a background in cinematography and screenwriting and a love for storytelling. She earned her BA from the University of Virginia with a double major in Media Studies and Studio Art with concentrations in Film and Cinematography. She received her MFA in Film and Video from CalArts where she snuck into Animation classes to learn from Disney and Dreamworks legends. There she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. Now, utilizing both skill sets, she is passionate about crafting beautiful stories in both the film and kidlit worlds.