Spanish author Maria Isabel Sanchez Vergara books, to read

Through her quirky and colourful illustrations, she is inspiring children

Barcelona-born writer Maria Isabel Sanchez Vergara is also a creative director who has a streak for writing for children. From her experience of over a decade working for clients in advertising, Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara’s books are a reflection of her learning and her years of experience at creativity. From her various works for children, one can gather that the writer’s aim is to establish a fresh relationship between children and pop culture. Here is presenting to you books from the series Little People, BIG DREAMS exploring the lives of ordinary people to their journey of becoming outstanding people.

Frida Kahlo

This book narrates the life story of Frida from when she was a teenager to her terrible road accident that changed her life forever. When she was unable to walk after the accident, she didn’t give up and began painting from her bed. In this book, the author, through her stylish and quirky illustrations, includes facts, a biographical timeline with historical photos, and a detailed profile of the artist’s life.

Kamala Harris

The illustrator and author narrate Harris’ story by showing how a little Kamala would accompany her parents to civil rights marches in California. How from an early age on, little Kamala dreamed of becoming a lawyer. Finally, at University, she earned a law degree to protect the vulnerable by justice. Discovering the incredible life of now Vice President of United States of America Kamala Harris, the book aims to inspire the future generation.

Marie Curie

This book tells the life story of Marie when she was young and unable to attend college, all because she was a woman. As she got older, her research and invention in the scientific world started to gain respect and recognition from around the world. The book educates children on her discoveries of radium and polonium that helped in the fight against cancer and how she won the Nobel Prize for Physics.

Simone de Beauvoir

This illustrates and presents facts on the life of French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, socialist, and social theorist Simone de Beauvoir. The book narrates in simple sentences how when Simone de Beauvoir was a little girl, and her father would proudly state that his daughter had the brain of a man. The book shows the readers how years later, Simone writes a book challenging the role of women in society.

Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev was a Soviet-born ballet dancer and choreographer, regarded as the greatest male ballet dancer of his generation. The book begins his journey from the time he fell in love with dance at an early age and possessed incredible talent. From not being able to afford to go to a dance school to being accepted into ballet school at a very late age, the book shows Nureyev’s journey of him mastering his art and taking over various international stages with his talent.

The aim and purpose of the author behind this series of Little People, BIG DREAMS is to disseminate inspiring messages to children of all ages, narrating to them through quirky illustrations.

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