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Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World

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Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World

Author Vashti Harrison share stories of visionary women from around the world. She features bios of 36 women from countries like India, Japan, Ghana, Mexico, China, Chile, the United States and others. The bios are in chronological order, starting with Fatima Al-Fihri, who lived in the ninth century, and ending with Maya Lin, who was born in 1959 and is still alive today. Harrison highlights artists, scientists, musicians and women from other professions. Each profile covers a two-page spread, with the text on one side and a colorful portrait of the person on the other page.

"Another great book to add to your collection of women you should know about, women from all around the world who had visions and changed their worlds."

An additional section is included near the end of the book that’s titled “More Little Dreamers” which mentions 18 more women from various time frames and various parts of the world who were also visionaries. A section called “Further Reading” is a list of various books, websites, movies and other media where you can learn more about the women mentioned in this book. The author also includes a separate list of Sources that she used, as well as a Glossary with definitions of some words that were in bold-face text throughout the pages.

It says all the illustrations were done using Adobe Photoshop software, rather than by an individual artist. You might think that would make them boring, but such is not the case. Rather, they are delightful. Each portrait of each woman is similar in that each features a female figure with a round race, but each one is completely different with individualized clothing representing the lifestyle and profession of the woman pictured. And the backgrounds for each portrait also represent the person’s lifestyle and profession.

This is another great book to add to your collection of women you should know about, women from all around the world who had visions and changed their worlds.

Reviewed by Christine M. Irvin on November 29, 2018

Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World
by Vashti Harrison