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Vashti Harrison


Vashti Harrison is the author-illustrator of the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling picture book <i>Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History</i>, which is also a NAACP Image Award winner. She earned her BA from the University of Virginia with a double major in Media Studies and Studio Art, and 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 picture book worlds.

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Shelli R. Johannes
Kimberly Derting
Matthew A Cherry
Surishtha Sehgal
Kabir Sehgal
Lupita Nyong'o

Book Dedications by Vashti Harrison

  • For my dad and his excellent braiding skills
    Hair Love
  • For Lupita

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