Black Icons in Herstory: 50 Legendary Women (Hardcover)

Black Icons in Herstory: 50 Legendary Women By Monica Ahanonu, Darian Symoné Harvin Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days


Black Icons in Herstory features colorfully illustrated portraits and inspiring biographies of 50 of the most admired women in the fields of music, film, literature, politics, human rights, and more. This second book in our Icons series focuses exclusively on extraordinary Black women and celebrates their remarkable achievements. From Rosa Parks to Angela Davis from Nina Simone to Janet Jackson; from Michelle Obama to Amanda Gorman; this curated list of role models is significant and inspiring. Each striking portrait illustrated by Monica Ahanonu is accompanied by an original, illuminating biography by Darian Symoné Harvin. Together the art and text featured in this book highlight each legendary woman's contributions to our culture and her lasting influence on herstory.

About the Author

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, NylonTIME, InStyle, Vanity Fair, VICE, Adidas, Netflix, Google, Adobe, Facebook, Dreamworks, and many more trendsetting clients. This book is a sequel to her previous title Icons: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture. As a fashion forward influencer and much sought-after creator, Monica is represented by IMG Models. You can follow her work on Instagram at @MonicaAhanonu.

Darian Symoné Harvin is a Los Angeles-based beauty reporter, culture writer, and news curation editor who covers the intersection of beauty, pop culture, and politics. As a former social media editor for BuzzFeed News and Teen Vogue, she uses her journalism and curatorial skills to craft distinct narratives on beauty at the intersection of politics and pop culture. Darian has interviewed some of the most relevant artists today, from the most viral TikTok stars to Billboard #1 artists to Oscar winners for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Cut, and Allure. You can follow her work on Instagram at @Darian.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781797216997
ISBN-10: 1797216996
Publisher: Chronicle Chroma
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English


Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.

New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.