Aretha Franklin - Little People, Big Dreams Picture Book
This charmingly illustrated hardback picture book is a fantastic way to acquaint young readers with the life of Aretha Franklin - 'the Queen of Soul'.
Young readers can learn about how Aretha's incredible voice first captivated listeners in her father's gospel choir when she was just a child. She went on to become the best-selling rhythm and blues singer of all time. Aretha was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and she proudly performed at the inauguration of Barack Obama.
Told in a simple yet engaging fashion, accompanied by stylish quirky illustrations, this book is perfectly pitched for young readers discovering who their heroines are.
This delightful series (Little People, Big Dreams) introduces young readers to outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. At the back of this book there is a facts and photo section to support the story told (great for parents and older children hungry for a few more details).
Also in this series - Ella Fitzgerald, Emmeline Pankhurst, Amelia Earhart, Agatha Christie, Maya Angelou, Coco Chanel and Frida Kahlo.
Recommended for children 5 - 8 years.
Written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Amy Blackwell.