Little People, BIG DREAMS: Laverne Cox
As a kid, Laverne felt different. Even though she felt like a girl, she wasn’t allowed to live her life as a girl. But she loved dancing and acting, and felt like she could be her true self under the spotlights on stage. After school, she moved to New York City to study ballet, and pursued acting.
Laverne became the first transgender woman of color to lead a TV series, and was the first ever trans actress to be nominated for an Emmy. She continues to inspire kids all around the world to live their lives how they want to, and to be their true selves. This inspiring 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 actress.
Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling 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.
Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children’s books and the author of the multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series of picture books that explore the lives of outstanding people. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.
Olivia Daisy Coles is a Welsh illustrator living the city of Newport, UK. Olivia graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a BA in Illustration in 2016 and has been working as a freelance illustrator ever since. Olivia works almost exclusively with colored pencils to create illustrations that represent the colorful, diverse people in the world around her. Using colored pencil, Olivia is able to create vivid, eye-pleasing work that can deal with a wide range of subject matter and that can convey diverse narratives.
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