- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books (4 October 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1786032325
- ISBN-13: 978-1786032324
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.3 x 24.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 340 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 134,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Simone De Beauvoir Hardcover – 2 Oct 2018
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Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.
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Simone de Beauvoir (Little People, Big Dreams)
Simone decided to go to college and become a philosopher: that’s someone who loves finding new ways of thinking. But she wanted to become a writer, too. So, she began a journal and started to write her first stories.
It caused a scandal when it first came out— readers were shocked. Simone was the first person to write about women making their own choices.
Simone kept writing for the rest of her life, inspiring women around the world. They called her the “mother of feminism.”
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But that's only as far I could go about loving the book.
As an adult, I could embrace and appreciate how Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre "lived their love story in their own unique way," but I am not all sure how I want to explain to my child about their uniqueness of courtship if he ever asks at his age. And don't forget de Beauvoir's controversial sex scandal with one of her students that eventually got her teaching licence revoked permanently. I have no reservation about de Beauvoir's contributions as a philosopher, a writer, a feminism advocate. Her name, I concur, should be introduced to younger generations, but probably not to children under age of 10. True, her personal past, though, had nothing to with de Beauvoir's accomplishments, but I strongly believe role models to young children, especially, should be someone with positive images. To simply put, Simone de Beauvoir was too complex a person to be featured in a picture book for young children.
I enjoyed the book myself, but I probably won't include this addition to my child's personal library for at least few extra years.