Award winning compilation of books from Little People, Big Dreams brings a new edition out in March 2023 about Lewis Hamilton, Formula One Racing Car World Champion and first ever Black driver to race in the Grand Prix series.
Little Lewis’s childhood was filled with cars, motorcycles and watching Formula One with his dad. On his fifth birthday, he received a remote-controlled racing car and joined a local club. It was hard being the only black child there, but he listened to his dad’s words: ‘Let your results speak for you.’ His hobby led him to go-kart racing, and at the age of 10 he became the youngest ever winner of the British cadet go-karting competition. Shortly after, he began training as a racing driving with McLaren, rising through the ranks to compete at Formula One’s Grand Prix.
Despite his amazing successes, from breaking the record for the most triumphs in Formula One to his knighthood, Lewis has never forgotten where he came from. Today he is a campaigner for racial justice and racial diversity in sport, as well as an advocate for positive mental health as well as environmental issues. 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 incredible racing driver.
Author is Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, and she has created this whole amazing biography series. The series continues to grow and expand with 7.5 million copies sold worldwide. It introduces children to artists, trailblazers, and dreamers who each made a big impact in the world around them.
This book is a great addition to the Little People, Big Dreams series.
Sue Martin – Children’s Literacy Specialist