Little People, Big Dreams: Marilyn Monroe – Isabel Sanchez Vegara


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This little biography of Marilyn Monroe tells the inspiring tale of the iconic movie star. Little Norma Jeane grew up between foster homes, an orphanage and a family friend’s house – where she was forbidden to watch movies. Through her difficult childhood and teen years, she dreamed of becoming an actress. One day, a photographer spotted her and gave her a modelling contract, and from that day she was ‘Marilyn Monroe’. Though much-admired, she suffered from pre-performance anxiety. Her films grossed over $200 million but she said, ‘I don’t want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.’

The Little People, Big Dreams books series portrays the inspiring lives of artists, designers, activists and scientists in a super-accessible way with sweet illustrations and by focusing on when they started out as children with a dream. Each book has a biographical timeline with historical photographs and extra facts, too.