Little Norma Jeane grew up between foster homes, an orphanage, and a family friend’s house — where she was forbidden to watch movies. But through her difficult childhood and teen years, she dreamed of becoming an actress. One day, a photographer spotted her and gave her a modelling contract, and from that day on she was “Marilyn Monroe.” Though much-admired, she suffered from pre-performance anxiety, and while her films grossed over $200 million, she was known to have said: “I don't want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.”
In this book from the best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series will teach kids the amazing true story behind this iconic movie star. With its simple text and stylish illustrations, it's perfect to read aloud — or for kids who are eager to read biographies all on their own. With extra information including a timeline, historical photos, and a detailed profile of Monroe's life, it's sure to help young readers dream big!