We read so many books with the kids, some are funny, some help with numbers or letters and some have a moral message.
However, this week we have been reviewing something a little different from the team over at Room to Grow. The Little People, Big Dreams range – and they are inspirational!
Premise – Little People, Big Dreams
We reviewed three books in the series; Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart and Maya Angelou. They are based on inspirational women from history. Written in a way that is perfect for little ones to grasp.
The first book we read followed the life of Marie Curie. When she was younger Marie was unable to attend university as she was a women. However, when she grew up, her scientific work was respected around the world. This book follows her journey as she helped with the fight against Cancer and received a Nobel Prize for Physics.
Amela was an inspirational women who set a new world record for flying up to 14,000 feet. This story follows her journey as she flies across the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, then attempts to fly all the way around the world!
Spending much of her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas, Maya discovered her voice through books and went onto become one of the worlds most beloved writers and speakers.
These books were a really interesting read with my boys. They asked a lot of questions that have never come up before.
In my mind that is a brilliant thing.
In the book about Maya Angelou’s life, it says:
“Maya was treated unfairly because of the colour of her skin and because she was a girl”
We actually had to stop reading the book as the boys asked “why mummy?” Which led us onto a conversation about equality and treating people with kindness. This is something that I personally feel strongly about. I have never understood why someone would judge another person due to the colour of their skin, sexuality or gender. It baffles my mind that people can feel like that. I am determined to bring my boys up treating people equally and I welcomed the conversation that this prompted with the boys.
All of these books are accompanied by beautiful illustrations. Also at the back of the book, you can read a little bit more about the characters and real photos of these inspirational women.
We all very much enjoyed reading these books and I would recommend these to any parent.
*I was provided these products for free in return for an honest and fair review. All opinions are my own*