Join the Los Angeles Public Library in welcoming writer Darian Symoné Harvin and illustrator Monica Ahanonu as they discuss their new book, Black Icons in Herstory - 50 Legendary Women.
Featuring striking portraits and biographies of some of the most admired women in the fields of music, film, literature, politics, and more—from Rosa Parks to Nina Simone, Octavia Butler to Janet Jackson, and Michelle Obama to Amanda Gorman—Each striking portrait illustrated by Monica Ahanonu is accompanied by an original, illuminating biography by Darian Symoné Harvin.
Monica Ahanonu is a Los Angeles-based illustrator and author who has created distinctive work in her signature bold and colorful style for the New York Times, Nylon, Time, InStyle, Vanity Fair, Vice, Adidas, Netflix, Google, and many more trendsetting clients. As IMG Models’ first signed illustrator, Monica is emerging as a leading tastemaker in fashion while she continues to elevate her talents in illustration.
Darian Symoné Harvin is a multimedia reporter using her journalism and curatorial skills to craft distinct narratives on beauty, pop culture, and the intersection of both. Her career has been dedicated to working on thoughtful and viral ways to present news and content to people for platforms like BuzzFeed News, Teen Vogue, NBC News, and Vox.com. She is formerly the Beauty Editor at Large for Los Angeles Times’ culture magazine, Image.
Streaming live on the library's YouTube channel.
Those attending the virtual program will have an opportunity to win a free book.
Thank you to the Library Foundation of Los Angeles with generous support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund.