Little People, BIG DREAMS: Michael Jordan
Written by: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Illustrated by: Lo Harris
Meet Michael Jordan, one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Little Michael wanted to be the first at everything—especially if that meant beating his older brother. One day, he came home crying…he’d been rejected from the basketball team at school. With his mother’s message of “go out and earn it” ringing in his ears, Michael practiced all summer. Soon he was the star of the team, going from school, to college, to the Olympics. After six titles, more than 1,000 games, and exactly 32,292 points, MJ had become a sports legend, who encouraged kids to “make it happen!” This inspiring 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 baller’s life.
Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara is the author and creator of the inspirational best-selling series Little People, BIG DREAMS. Growing up in the ’70s in Barcelona, her heroines were Pippi Longstocking, Momo and Tinkerbell, and she felt great admiration for the Spanish poet Gloria Fuertes. She dreamed of becoming a poet just like her one day. It took Maria Isabel almost 40 years and most of her savings to make her dream come true. In 2012, after 20 years of working in advertising, she self-published her first book. Two years later, she released what was meant to be a birth present for her twin nieces, Alba and Claudia: the very first title in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series.
Lo Harris is a Brooklyn-based digital artist who specializes in illustration and motion design. She utilizes bright palettes, strong figures and relational compositions to create work that champions vibrance, confidence, humanity, and joy. Through her work she hopes to illustrate a more just and kind world.
Size: 24 x 19.5cm