Simone de Beauvoir - Little People, Big Dreams Picture Book
This charmingly illustrated hardback picture book is a fantastic way to acquaint young readers with Simone de Beauvoir, the great French philosopher and 'mother of feminism'.
When Simone de Beauvoir was a little girl, her father would proudly boast that she had the brain of a man (whatever that meant!) But later, after years of studying, Simone would write a book that challenged the role of women in society, sending shock waves around the world.
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).
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. Also in this series - Emmeline Pankhurst, Maya Angelou, Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo and many others.
Recommended for children 5 - 8 years.
Written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Christine Roussey.