Little People, Big Dreams: Laverne Cox - Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
This little biography of Laverne Cox tells the inspiring tale of the actress and trans pioneer.
As a kid, Laverne felt different. Even though she felt like a girl, she wasn’t allowed to live her life as a girl. But she loved dancing and acting, and felt like she could be her true self under the spotlights on stage. After school, she moved to New York City to study ballet, and pursued acting.
Laverne became the first transgender woman of colour to lead a TV series, and was the first ever trans actress to be nominated for an Emmy. She continues to inspire kids all around the world to live their lives how they want to, and to be their true selves.
Little People Big Dreams 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.