by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
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Pub Date 7 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 31 Aug 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Frances Lincoln Children's Books
In this book from the highly acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Kamala Harris, the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American to be elected vice president of the USA.
Little Kamala used to accompany her parents to civil rights marches in California, strapped into her pushchair so she wouldn’t get lost. From an early age, she dreamed of becoming a lawyer to help people in need. At university, Kamala felt like she could do anything and everything. She earned a law degree to make sure the most vulnerable were protected by justice. Kamala’s life was full of firsts, including becoming the first woman, Black woman, and South Asian American to be elected vice president. As Kamala stated to little girls everywhere in her speech – she may be the first but she won't be the last. This powerful book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the politician’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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I just can't get enough of this book series!! This book is brilliant!! Kamala Harris is a person I wasn't aware of until about a year ago, and the Joe Biden election. I'm sure she is probably more well known in the USA than the UK. So this book was really informative for me, as I really did not know about her life. This book has made me respect and admire Harris even more! Great book! Great series! Great person!
This is another brilliant addition to this series – even as an adult I look out for the next book in the series being released! I love the images in this series and this is a delightful introduction to Kamala Harris. I am in the UK and hasn’t heard of her until the Presidential Election but she has done so much that should be shouted about – and that is why I love this series! This series is an excellent introduction to some of the well-known, and less well-known characters that have had a great impact in our lives through a variety of subjects such as literature, the rights of minorities, political influence, women's rights and science. I love the variety of people chosen and how positive the books are. It is 5 stars from me for this one – a delightful read and one I will be very highly recommending and it has made me want to read more about this fascinating lady!!
Thank you so much to Quarto/Frances Lincoln Children’s and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review. It’s amazing reading just how many things she was a first of and how much she accomplished within her life. She’s a very strong, determined and goal orientated woman and never stopped dreaming and wanting to do everything in her power to help others. She’s now inspiring younger generations and that’s incredible. As always in this series these books are inspiring and always easy to read, telling you the important story of an inspiring human but in smaller chunks. I’m so happy that Kamala Harris was given a book in this series. If you love this series or you have a little dreamer that lives this series, this is one that needs to be added to your collection.
Kamala is an inspiration to many, and a sign of hope and change. I'm glad that this series covers important individuals in the present day. It's important to read, not just if you're from the US, but from around the world. As always, this book shows her path and illustrates what Kamala cares about the most - helping those in need. The people.
This book is in the same style as others in the series and details Kamala’s upbringing, education and achievements. The pictures, as always, are vivid and eye catching. I particularly loved the one with Joe and Kamala on a bike wearing their masks! Kamala’s story is an inspiring one, not just for children but for adults too. We learn how civil rights was a big part of Kamala’s life right from childhood as her parents met on a civil rights march. It highlights how proud she is of her Jamaican / Indian heritage and how she has always fought for the rights of the oppressed. The story goes as far as Kamala becoming the first woman and person of colour to serve as vice president and the highest elected Asian American ever. I particularly loved the line “the girl who dreamed of being the first to do many things, but also made sure she wasn’t the last”. Another fantastic addition to any collection. You can read my full review at https://mmbbookblog.com/little-people-big-dreams-kamala-harris-review/
This series is simply stunning and ground breaking in so many ways and this book about the history maker Kamala Harris is wonderful. . Even as an adult I wait with eagerness for the next book to be released and to share the stories of these amazing people with those around me be they young or old. The books introduce the readers to people who often are only known by name and they give such a well researched and perfectly written snapshot of their lives which will inspire readers to go and find out more. A perfect educational book. It was a privilege to read this one about Kamala Harris who I had not heard of until the presidential elections but who is utterly inspirational. With gratitude to the publishers and NetGalley for allowing me access to an arc of this amazing book.
This book about Kamala Harris which is part of the Little People Big Dreams series has beautiful illustrations and is relevant to current times unlike some in the series. The colours are engaging and the text is short but informative, ideal for young minds wanting to learn whilst also being inspiring. It is diverse and engaging - I would look to buy for little ones in my life. Disclosure : Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read in exchange for an honest review.
Kamala Harris was an activist from an early age and wanted to be lawyer when she grew up, so that she could help people. She became a lawyer, but not content with that, she became the first woman vice president, the first Black vice president and the first South Asian American vice president, showing a wide range of young people that they too can achieve their dreams. I love the diversity of the people featured in this series. Artists, athletes, authors, activists, explorers, entertainers, musicians, scientists and now the first woman vice president of the US. These biographies are age appropriate; inspiring and interesting, but not overwhelming. They have bright, beautiful illustrations, striking covers, and look great on a shelf together. Thank you NetGalley and Frances Lincoln Children's Books for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
The Little People, Big Dreams always choose worthy persons from around the world as their focus for their books and this one is no exception. Kamala Harris is such a strong and powerful female role model and role model for Asian Americans and Black Americans. My girls love to read about successful women, who fight to make a difference. Kamala's fight for equality and justice is remarkable. The story is told in short paragraphs, accessible to early readers. The illustrations are bright and bold. A beautiful read. #littlepeoplebigdreams #kamalaharris #Netgalley #mariaisabelsanchezvegara
I read this last night with my 6 year old. While she enjoys learning about different people this was just that bit too old for her and contained a lot of things that she didn't understand. We'll try again next year when she'll have a broader understanding of things as I think learning about Kamala Harris is something that all young girls should do. Books such as this mean that it can be taught to them from a much earlier age, although just turned 6 is apparently still just a little bit too young
Kamala Harris by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara is another release in the Little People, Big Dreams series, which I have reviewed frequently on here. I just love these little books. They are always packed with facts about the person who they are writing about and full of colourful illustrations throughout. This book is about Kamala Harris used to accompany her parents to civil rights marches in California, strapped into her pushchair so she wouldn't get lost. From an early age, she dreamed of becoming a lawyer to help people in need. At university, Kamala felt like she could do anything and everything. She earned a law degree to make sure the most vulnerable were protected by justice. Kamala's life was full of firsts, including becoming the first woman, Black woman, and South Asian American to be elected vice president. As Kamala stated two little girls everywhere in her speech - she may be the first but she won't be the last. This powerful book with historical photos and a detailed profile of the politician's life. I found this little book full of easy to read, with great Illustrations throughout this small book. It's one you should definitely buy for your little readers so they can learn about this wonderful Rock Star. I am so glad these books are being published and I highly recommend all of these books Many thanks to Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review