Gloria Steinem (Little People, Big Dreams)

by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara (Author) Lucila Perini (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Gloria Steinem, the world's most famous feminist. Gloria Steinem realised from a young age that the general attitude towards women was different to the way people behaved towards men. After spending some time abroad, she became passionate about grassroot activism. This manifested into her work with the women's liberation movement and even the articles she wrote as a journalist. Gloria dedicated her life to women's rights and became one of the most iconic feminists in the world.This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of this amazing feminist's life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling 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 hardback 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

K-Gr 2–In this latest installment of the “Little People, Big Dreams” picture book biography series, readers are taken on a journey of some of the biggest milestones of Gloria Steinem’s life. Readers see her realization that boys and girls were treated differently in school, her college days in New York, her journalism career, and her constant fight for equal rights. Each digital illustration appears on a spread that covers a different life event for Steinem; the illustrations are warm and colorful, with people of all races, abilities, shapes, sizes, and skin tones being depicted. The text is brief, not going into too much detail; understandably, some of Steinem’s career milestones may not be a typical topic of discussion for a child, but the author adeptly conveys some of the ways women were treated unfairly (like married women were not allowed their own credit cards in addition to pay inequality). One particular story of Steinem’s included is when she went undercover as a waitress at a Playboy Club (“Playboy” is not mentioned, but Steinem is depicted in the notorious costume) “to report on the working conditions that some women had to deal with.” Back matter consists of a short time line of her life along with corresponding photos.VERDICT A good introduction to Steinem’s life and work; purchase where the series is popular or for collections seeking books about strong feminists. --Kerri Williams , Feb 01, 2022

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Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Anke Weckmann is originally from a small town in northern Germany, and now lives in London. She studied illustration at Camberwell College of Art and Kingston University and works as a freelance illustrator. Her work is hand-inked on paper and digitally colored. Drawing is her favorite thing to do. Her selected clients include Abrams Books, Channel 4, Die Gestalten Verlag, Frankie magazine, Laurence King Publishing, The Guardian, The Times, and Time Out New York.

Mikyo Noh is an illustrator based in London, United Kingdom. Originally from South Korea, she worked as a fashion designer. Her works are used across stationery, children's magazines, and children's books.

Beatrice Cerocchi is an illustrator and architect based in Rome, Italy. Her awards include the 2017 AOI World Illustration award, and the 2018 Bologna Children's Book Fair award. Her clients include: The New York Times and Vogue Bambini. Her work is featured in Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2.

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Frances Lincoln Ltd
Publication date
February 20, 2022
Little People, Big Dreams
BISAC categories
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
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