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Title:
Little dreamers : visionary women around the world
ISBN:
9780316475174
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Physical Description:
89 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents:
Fatima al-Fihri -- Wang Zhenyi -- Ada Lovelace -- Marie Curie -- Edith Head -- Peggy Guggenheim -- Grace Hopper -- Frida Kahlo -- Gyo Fujikawa -- Katherine Dunham -- Mary Blair -- Chien-Shiung Wu -- Bessie Blount Griffin -- Hedy Lamarr -- Claudia Jones -- Sister Rosetta Tharpe -- Asima Chatterjee -- Maya Deren -- Amalia Hernández -- Violeta Para -- Sister Corita Kent -- Esther Afua Ocloo -- Monir Shahroudy -- Farmanfarmaian -- Mahasweta Devi -- Vera Rubin -- Yayoi Kusama -- Toni Morrison -- Esther Mahlangu -- Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher -- Eiko Ishioka -- Wangari Maathai -- Calypso Rose -- Flossie Wong-Stahl -- Zaha Hadid -- Maya Lin -- More little dreamers.
Summary:
"Brief, illustrated bios of women creators around the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Featuring the true stories of women creators and thinkers from around the world, throughout history, this book shows that sometimes seeing things a little differently can lead to big changes. Some names are well known, some are not, but all the women had a lasting effect on the fields they workd in. Whether they were breaking ground for innovative structures or breaking rules and creating new ones, the women profiled here not only made a place for themselves in the world but made the world a better place to live.
Genre:
Interest age level:
Ages 8-12.
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The instant New York Times bestseller!
From the author of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History comes the highly anticipated follow-up, a beautifully illustrated collectible detailing the lives of women creators around the world.

Featuring the true stories of 35 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World inspires as it educates. Readers will meet trailblazing women like Mary Blair, an American modernist painter who had a major influence on how color was used in early animated films, actor/inventor Hedy Lamarr, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, architect Zaha Hadid, filmmaker Maya Deren, and physicist Chien-Shiung Wu. Some names are known, some are not, but all of the women had a lasting effect on the fields they worked in.

The charming, information-filled full-color spreads show the Dreamers as both accessible and aspirational so readers know they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.


Author Notes

Vashti Harrison, author and illustrator of the bestselling Little Leaders: Bold Women In Black History , is an artist, author and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. She earned her MFA in film/video from California Institute of the Arts, where she snuck into animation and illustration classes to learn from Disney and DreamWorks legends. There she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. Now she uses her love of both film and illustration to craft beautiful stories for children.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-Harrison's nonfiction picture book reads like a who's who list of daring women. This compendium highlights the life histories and achievements of 36 curious and resourceful women, both living and deceased. Some, like Marie Curie, are often featured in collected biographies, while others, like Bessie Blount Griffin, may be less familiar. Each woman is allotted a one-page biography adjacent to one of Harrison's now iconic portraits, crafted in Adobe Photoshop. The "dreamer" stands calmly and confidently, eyes closed, in the setting where she made a breakthrough, surrounded by the tools of her trade or her objects of study. In her introduction, Harrison reminds readers that in their own time, many of these women were not seen as luminaries and that it took a while for them to be appreciated. She also emphasizes throughout that scientists are creative artists. Back matter includes a list of 18 other visionary women, each with her own short biography; a catalogue of work by the subjects; and additional resources. VERDICT Recommended for elementary nonfiction collections.-Lauren Younger, Nicholson Memorial Library, Garland, TX © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.