Megan Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe

By Author / Illustrator

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Paulina Morgan, Paulina Morgan

Genre

Early Skills

Age range(s)

5+

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

ISBN

9780711257818

Format

Hardback

Published

02-02-2021

Synopsis

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Megan Rapinoe, the world record-breaking footballer and activist.

Chasing a ball in the school playground, Megan discovered her calling at a young age. Even if she didn't always fit in at school, she was a star on the field - and her teammates thought so too. Her passion, skill and leadership took Team USA to Olympic Gold and a World Cup victory, while she continues to champion women's and LGBTQ+ rights and representation in sport. 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 US co-captain's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling 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 hardback 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!

Reviews

Kyle

The 'Little People, Big Dreams' series helps readers discover the lives of outstanding people from all walks of life. From designers to artists to scientists and in this case, athletes. All of the people with whom these books are written about have achieved amazing things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This addition of the popular series focuses on Megan Rapinoe, the star of the USA Women's Football Team. Megan has contributed to not only the world of sport but also the wider world as she uses her platform to promote equality between gender and sexuality.

The text takes the reader through the highlights of Megan's life, from the very beginning and being born 11 seconds before her twin, to achieving sporting greatness with Football World Cup and Olympic gold medal wins. The books shares the sacrifices made to achieve these great moments in life and the battles she faced growing up.

This text could prove to be inspirational to girls, and boys, who may be facing similar periods of confusion and acceptance of who they are. Direct links to her schooling will resonate with children and the social pressures she faced. Despite this all, Megan never stopped being who she truly was and with the support of her friends and family, has gone one to achieve remarkable things in life. A true testament to following your dreams and being who you are.

Picture book / Reviewed by Kyle Matravers, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+