KS2 VIDEO: Vashti Harrison shares character inspiration (6mins)

In this video, author and illustrator of Little Leaders, Vashti Harrison shares her inspiration for creating her brilliant books where readers will find heroes, role models and everyday people who did extraordinary things.

Children will find out about Black history and the people who inspire the Little Leaders Biographies including Rosa Parks, Oprah Winfrey and Dr Mae Jemison, the first female African American astronaut.  Vashti encourages children them to dream big and believe anything is possible, just like all those who feature in her books and invites children to think about who inspires them.

Use this video to support PSHE and History lessons as well as general writing inspiration in particular using real people to create characters.

This show was created as part of Puffin Virtually Live, a series of free webcasts for schools.

Introducing Little Leaders (21:02)

Author illustrator Vashti Harrison shares her inspiration for the Little Leaders series