This little biography of Maria Montessori explains how she grew up in Italy in a time when girls didn't receive an equal education to boys. But her mother was supportive of her dreams and Maria went on to study medicine and became an early years expert. She founded schools with her revolutionary educational theories and changed many children's lives.
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.