The inspirational story of Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the suffragette movement, is told vividly and succinctly in this illustrated. Emmeline was a girl who loved reading and dreamed about all the things she wanted to do. Only because Emmeline was a girl, unlike her brothers she couldn’t go to university, get a job, or even vote; the unfairness will be striking to children. The book follows Emmeline throughout her fight for women’s rights showing what hard work it was, and how long it took. A young Emmeline stares out at us from the cover, hands on hips, while the last page shows her as a little girl again, dreaming of the day that all women would have the vote. Stirring stuff, and Emmeline’s determination and character shine through. A great book to put into the hands of young people with big dreams. ~ Andrea Reece
As a child, Emmeline Pankhurst was shocked at the inequality of men and women that she saw all around her. When she grew up, she never stopped fighting for women to get the vote, inspiring other women to demonstrate, go on hunger strike and protest for the cause.
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!
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
Brilliantly accessible and inspiring Rhino Reads
'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.' Bambino Goodies
'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.' Junior Magazine
'A gorgeously designed series of books about achieving great things after dreaming big as a child. This simply told tale of the suffragettes opens up a world of whys about how the world used to be... Packed with great, easy-to-read facts at the back for avid minds' Smallish
'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
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 Irish Times
|Publication date:||23rd August 2017|
|Publisher:||Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Genres:||History, People / Places|
|Other Categories:||Little People, Big Dreams, Suffrage 100|
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!More About Lisbeth Kaiser
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