Aretha Franklin: Little People, Big Dreams – Haringey Black History 365

Aretha Franklin, ‘The Queen of Soul’, was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was twice voted the greatest singer of all time by rolling stone magazine. She was also an important activist for civil rights and women’s rights.

Aretha Franklin grew up in a family of musicians, singing with heart and soul in her father’s gospel choir. She went on to bring that feeling to her own music, creating some of history’s best-loved songs that still spark hope in listeners today.

This inspiring story about the Queen of Soul with stylish and quirky illustrations features a facts and photos section at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the broadcaster’s life.