Following on from the beautifully illustrated Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, Little Dreamers continues to introduce us to trailblazers from around the world. Alongside familiar names such as Marie Curie, Ada Lovelace and Frida Kahlo, we meet Fatima Al-Fihri, an educational philanthropist who lived in the 9th century, Peggy Guggenheim, a 20th century art collector, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who is known as the Godmother of Rock and Roll and Amalia Hernandez, a Mexican choreographer.
Vashti Harrison’s distinctive illustrations accompany succinct yet detailed accounts of each woman’s life and how they ‘not only made a place for themselves in the world but made the world a better place to live.’ Harrison has also included pages at the back of the book featuring more Little Dreamers to inspire you to find out more about them. These include Hypatia of Alexandria, one of the last great thinkers of Alexandria, Murasaki Shikibu, thought to be the author of the first novel ever written (The Tale of Genji) and Coretta Scott King, a civil rights activist.
This book is a must for any child’s Christmas list and will inspire your little dreamers to find their own place in the world.