“It isn’t where you came from, its where you’re going that counts” Ella Fitzgerald
“Discover the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.”
“the First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald was a famous jazz singer and the first African-American woman to win a Grammy Award, surviving a tough childhood during the Great Depression in America, Ella entered a talent competition at the age of 17 and won first prize, having decided to swap from dancing to singing at the very last minute. After this first taste of success she didn’t look back, recording over 2000 songs and winning 13 Grammy’s through her 50yr long musical career, she was undoubtly one of the greatest jazz singers of the 20th Century.
This series of books illustrates the inspirational lives of artists, designers, authors, scientists and adventurers, distilling their experiences into a bite size story with a more detailed timeline included within the back pages.