Emmeline Pankhurst (Little People, Big Dreams)

by Lisbeth Kaiser (Author) Ana Sanfelippo (Illustrator)

Emmeline Pankhurst (Little People, Big Dreams)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
In this international bestseller from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, meet Emmeline Pankhurst, an inspiring women's rights activist who changed the world for future generations of women.

As a child, Emmeline Pankhurst was inspired by books about heroes who fought for others. She dedicated her life to fighting for women's voting rights and, with hard work and great bravery, led a remarkable movement that changed the world. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the activist's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

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School Library Journal

Gr 1-3--The next volumes in the "Little People, Big Dreams" series continue to offer snippets of famous female figures' lives, all accompanied by sweet and approachable illustrations. The series' subjects range from activists and artists, as evidenced by these selections. In Audrey Hepburn, vague details are given about the historical events that shaped the actor's life, such as a big war that left many malnourished, including the future star, but it's never specified that the event is World War II. In addition to detailing her accomplishments as a performer, the book emphasizes her work with children in need in India and Africa (countries are never specified). The entries about the activists provide more information and feel more nuanced. In Emmeline Pankhurst, readers learn about the beginnings of the suffragette movement in Great Britain and one of its important progenitors. She fought for women's rights from an early age, because as a young girl she couldn't pursue the education she longed for. Rosa Parks gives tidbits about the civil rights leader's childhood and some of the work she did after the famous bus incident, in addition to her iconic act of civil disobedience. Each title is made more digestible by charming and quirky kidlike images. Short time lines with photos and a couple of suggestions for further research are included. VERDICT The illustrations make these titles standouts where picture book biographies need a fresher take. Otherwise, additional purchases.--Shelley M. Diaz, School Library Journal

Copyright 2017 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

"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." - Toronto Star
Lisbeth Kaiser
Lisbeth Kaiser is a freelance writer and children's book author. Two of her books in the internationally bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, a biographical picture and board books series, Maya Angelou and Emmeline Pankhurst, were selected for the ALA's Amelia Bloomer Book List. Lisbeth lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

Stan Chow was born and raised in Manchester, England, where he currently resides.
He began his career in 1997 as a fashion illustrator and storyboard artist and has become one of the most highly respected and established artists in the U.K. He works with various media in the advertising, design, publishing, packaging, gaming, animation, and interactive spheres. Chow was guest of honor at the prestigious Hamley's Toy Store in London for the launch of a children's book series he illustrated, The Adventures of Eddie, a Very Special Pigeon. More recently he has been devoting time to his first love: cartoons and caricatures. His design for The White Stripes USB memory stick was nominated for a Grammy award.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781786030207
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publication date
September 20, 2017
Series
Little People, Big Dreams

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