Little People Big Dreams : Zaha Hadid
In this instalment from the award winning Little People big Dreams series, we discover the inspiring true story of the visionary Iraqi-British architect.
Zaha Hadid grew up in Baghdad, Iraq surrounded by music. She was a curious and confident child, who designed her own modernist bedroom at nine years old. As a young woman studying at University in Beirut, she was described as the most outstanding pupil the teacher had ever met. With her spectacular vision and belief in the power of architecture, she founded her own firm and designed some of the most outstanding buildings in the world – including the London 2012 Olympic Aquatic Centre.
The Little People Big Dreams book series tells us about the inspiring lives of artists, designers, activists and scientists in a child-friendly way, telling their individual stories from childhood when they started out with a dream. Each book has a biographical timeline at the back with historical photographs and extra facts.
Author Isabel Sanchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, 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.