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
Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. In 2014, she created a book for her two twin nieces for their birthday, which shortly thereafter became the first book in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series. This multimillion-copy bestselling series of picture books explores the lives of outstanding people. From Mahatma Gandhi to Aretha Franklin, to Prince, Sánchez Vegara researches complex careers and makes them accessible to young children, with her unique and mindful style of writing. She works with a diverse team of illustrators to make each book lively, eye-catching and motivating. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture. ​

Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Agathe Bray-Bourret majored in film animation at Concordia University. A big fan of cartoons, especially French cartoons, she loves how expressive characters in this style can be. Agathe illustrates for magazines and books, and for commercial ads. Her music videos and short movies have played in many festivals worldwide.

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Frances Lincoln Ltd
Publication date
February 01, 2022
Little People, Big Dreams
BISAC categories
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
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