Saturday, January 30, 2021

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with Beloved and Bestselling Creator, Vashti Harrison, In This Weeks Flipgrid Virtual Field Trip

We are excited for another special week of virtual library events! 

Every week, I put together a schedule of events including read aloud's, Chapter Book Friday, special virtual visits with authors, illustrators and lots of experts, and we always include the amazing Flipgrid Virtual Field Trips.  
You can read all about the Flipgrid Virtual Field Trips here in this post and by following the...
...Flipgrid Virtual Field Trip Twitter here
This week the Flipgrid Virtual Field Trip is Celebrate World Read Aloud Day With Beloved and Bestselling Creator, Vashti Harrison. 
Vashti is not only the illustrator of her Little Leaders series. She has illustrated lots of our favorites including Hair Love, Cece Loves Sciences, Festival of Colors and more. 

Vashti Harrison’s groundbreaking LITTLE LEADERS: BOLD WOMEN IN BLACK HISTORY has inspired young readers around the world to explore history and celebrate the geniuses in their own communities. Join Vashti for a Virtual Field trip to her studio where she’ll share how she researches, writes, and draws influential historical figures you may know. She’ll finish with a live drawing demonstration and you’ll learn to draw your very own Little Leader, Little Legend, or Little Dreamer!

Vashti Harrison, is the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History and Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World. She is an artist and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. She earned her BA in studio art and media studies from the University of Virginia and her MFA in Film/Video from CalArts, 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.

You can register for this event here.  This link can be shared with our virtual learning families too. 
On Vashti's website, you will find lots of wonderful information about resources to use with this special event too. 
At the bottom of this page, you will even find these three activities around Little Leaders. 

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