New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Rosa Parks, 'The Mother of the Freedom Movement', in this inspiring story.
In this true story of an inspiring civil rights activist, Rosa Parks grew up during segregation in Alabama, but she was taught to respect herself and stand up for her rights. In 1955, Rosa refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Her decision had a huge impact on civil rights, eventually leading to the end of segregation on public transport.
With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!
Author: Lisbeth Kaiser
Illustration: Marta Antelo
Series: Little People, Big Dreams
Publishers: Frances Lincoln Publishers
Publication Date: 23rd Aug 2017
Product Dimensions: 201 x 249 x 11mm
'a beautiful picture book'
'Strikingly illustrated, they’re superb first biographies for younger readers.’
'These books are designed with admirable simplicity… the difficult, often traumatic detail of an entire life is distilled with tremendous skill into its essence; the result is age-appropriate for yet unpatronising to five-year-olds, and hums with a sense of transgressive inspiration’
(The Times Literary Supplement)
'A gorgeously designed series of books about achieving great things after dreaming big as a child... Packed with great, easy-to-read facts at the back for avid minds'
'Empowering books EVERY child should read... Yes they are all women but these stories have captured both boys and girls... A must for every child's bookshelf.'
“Brilliantly accessible and inspiring”
“The kind of books that adults will covet and collect as well… The language and structure is simple enough for young readers, while a biographical timeline at the end of each book offers greater historical complexity”
'If I had to pick a favourite series of children’s picture books, Little People, Big Dreams would definitely be up there... Educational, inspiring and empowering for young girls, we plan to collect the entire set.'
“One children’s books series trying to fight back… by telling the inspiring stories of women who overcame adversity and made history by pursuing their childhood dreams.”
“A QUIRKY kids biography series“
About the Author
LISBETH KAISER is a writer and editor whose work has appeared on websites, commercials, billboards and even toothbrushes. Lisbeth lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter and sister and brother-in-law and nephew!
MARTA ANTELO graduated with a Fine Arts degree in Valencia, where she was born. After graduation, she moved to Madrid, where she works as a freelance illustrator. She brings delicate textures to her illustrations. Her client list includes: The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Kids, and Scholastic.