Synopsis: In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Aretha Franklin, “The Queen of Soul.”

The fourth of five children, Aretha was born in Tennessee and took the stage at an early age in her father’s church choir. She went on to become the best-selling rhythm and blues singer of all time, and the first woman to be installed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This moving 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 broadcaster’s life.

Release Date: 4th August 2020

Format read: Ebook

Genre: Children’s, Picture Book, Biography

Pages: 32

Thank you so much to Netgalley and Frances Lincoln Childrens for the E-arc copy to read and review.

Review: I adore this series, they are inspiring, detailed but explain so well to help a younger audience learn about these wonderful people, they have beautiful illustrations to go with them. This one on legend Aretha Franklin was wonderful it shows her life growing up singing in her choir to become the legendary R&B singer she became. It also explores her friendship with another inspiring person in Martin Luther King JR, which is great as you can then read the Little People Big Dream Book on him too. I love this series and love how inspiring they are for everyone of all ages. 


Where to buy: Amazon UK, Amazon USA, Waterstones

About the author: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director perhaps best known as the author of much of the Little People, Big Dreamsseries. Each book tells the childhood story of one of the world’s female icons in an entertaining, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, allowing them to identify with the characters in each story.


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