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Special Project

Special Project
From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

Vashti Harrison

Nominated in Art

About Vashti Harrison

Filmmaker and illustrator Vashti Harrison can now add another title to her resume: author. Respected for various projects focused on Caribbean heritage and folklore, in December 2017 she released her first book, Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, with words and illustrations that explore the stories of 40 different black women who each played a significant role in American history. The book was so well received that it became a #1 Best Seller in Amazon’s Children's Historical Biographies category. If you aren’t familiar with Vashti’s style, she fills Instagram with her playful and inspiring characters, with nearly 40K @vashtiharrison followers inspired by her artwork.

Vashti Harrison's best work on social