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Storytime: Little Dreamers

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Vashti Harrison will present Little Dreamers: Visionary Women in History, followed by a discussion with Amy Fellows of Multnomah County Library.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History comes the highly anticipated follow-up, a beautifully illustrated collectible detailing the lives of women creators around the world.

Featuring the true stories of 40 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, Visionary Women Around the World inspires as it educates. Readers will meet trailblazing women like Mary Blair, an American modernist painter who had a major influence on how color was used in early animated films, actor/inventor Hedy Lamar, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, architect Zaha Hadid, filmmaker Maya Deren, and physicist Chien-Shiung Wu. Some names are known, some are not, but all of the women had a lasting effect on the fields they worked in.

The charming, information-filled full-color spreads show the Leaders as both accessible and aspirational so reader knows they, too, can grow up to do something amazing. 

Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid high school ID enjoy free admission. Advance 2018 Portland Book Festival passes available now.

Vashti Harrison

Vashti Harrison, author and illustrator of the bestselling Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History and Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World, is an artist, author and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. She earned her MFA in film/video from California Institute of the Arts, where she snuck into animation and illustration classes to learn from Disney and DreamWorks legends. There she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. Now she uses her love of both film and illustration to craft beautiful stories for children. Visit her online at vashtiharrison.com.
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Amy Fellows

Amy Fellows is a Youth Librarian at Multnomah County Library. As a member of its My Librarian service, she offers reading recommendations focused on kids and middle grade readers, especially in the genres of fantasy, mystery, and magic realism. She loves underdogs, the extraordinary, and a very good story.
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