Tiny Stitches

By Washington Parent

In this compelling picture-book biography, medical pioneer Vivien Thomas embodies the Kwanzaa principles of Kujichagulia (self-determination) and Ujima (collective work and responsibility)… Gwendolyn Hooks brings a strong sense of Vivien’s struggle, persistence and accomplishments to the page, and Colin Bootman renders Vivien’s life and times in sweeping watercolors.