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Book review: Little Guides to Great Lives

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Have I mentioned lately how in love I am with the sheer volume of bad-ass female biographies available at the moment? Last year I wrote a post on books for feminists of all ages and I love adding to my collection. The latest additions are a selection of Little Guides to Great Lives.

Little Guides to Great Lives - review

I think it’s so important that young readers have strong role models and the people featured in this collection are certainly inspiring. There’s a great blog post on the publisher’s website featuring a bit of a behind the scenes which makes for an interesting read.

The titles I was sent feature the lives of Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo and Marie Curie. I’ve always been fascinated with Amelia Earhart and I loved reading more about her life. Even as an older reader I learned a lot and I’m looking forward to reading these with Jenson when he’s a bit older.

Little Guides to Great Lives: Amelia Earhart - review

Each story goes into detail about the person featured, including family history, childhood, education, early career, successes and more. There’s even a timeline and glossary at the back.

Little Guides to Great Lives: Amelia Earhart - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Amelia Earhart - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Amelia Earhart - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Amelia Earhart - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Amelia Earhart - review

The presentation is stunning, from the beautiful hardback cover to the illustrations and easy to digest historical information. There’s also plenty of inspiring quotes.

Little Guides to Great Lives: Frida Kahlo - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Frida Kahlo - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Frida Kahlo - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Frida Kahlo - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Frida Kahlo - review

Having a different illustrator for each title (but the same writer) ensures each person/book has their own identity. The creators also chose to move away from traditional CMYK and print with three Pantones per book, giving them a distinct style.

Little Guides to Great Lives: Marie Curie - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Marie Curie - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Marie Curie - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Marie Curie - review

The attention to detail means these are truly books to be treasured. I can’t wait to grow my collection.

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Amelia Earhart
Frida Kahlo
Marie Curie

Who would you like to see added to the collection?

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