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RuPaul (Little People, BIG DREAMS #61) (Hardcover)
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of RuPaul, the shape-shifter, performer, supermodel, and host of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Even before little Ru was born, a fortune teller told his mum that he would one day be famous... It was only a matter of time before he figured out how. Playing dress-up was his favourite game, and that’s where he felt most comfortable. Ru went on to study performing arts and then moved to New York to mix things up in a punk band.
Later, drag was a way to express himself as an artist. He found success for himself, then wanted to help others find theirs. He inspires us to do what feels right and love ourselves.
This witty and wise 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 inspiring performer’s life. Cloth quarter binding makes this book a stylish and attractive gift for all children who love to dream.
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.
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 hardcover 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!
About the Author
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.
Wednesday Holmes is an artist, campaigner, and disruptor. Wednesday creates bold and engaging content that explores topics ranging from queer identity to mental health and self-care. As a non-binary individual, Wednesday creates art specifically for and inspired by the queer community; colourful illustrations that challenge social norms and force change and perceptions towards LGBTQ+ communities. The artist was named by Out Magazine as one of the worlds top Queers to follow on Instagram in 2019 and has worked with chime for change by Gucci, BBC body positive, The Positive Pages, Albert Kennedy Trust and many more.
“Children will take away important lessons about self-love.”—Danielle Ballantyne, Foreword Reviews
A “resolutely inspirational book.”—Michael Cart, Booklist