Friends Change the World: We Are The Supremes
by Zoë Tucker
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 12 Jan 2021 | Archive Date 28 Dec 2020
Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions, Wide Eyed Editions
It’s 1960, and Flo, Mary, and Diana are three friends with big ambitions. They want to be superstars! But 1960s America was not the easiest place for young black girls from the projects to make it big. They audition for the new Motown Records label, but the manager says NO. Not to be put off, the girls try again, and this time, they succeed. They become...The Supremes!
They travel the world, singing hit after hit. Of course they have falling outs, like all friends do, but with a shared dream to keep their friendship strong, they became the USA’s most successful vocal group ever.
Friends Change the World is a series of picture books that celebrates the power of friendship. From musical greats to sports champions, scientists and explorers to artists and activists, these are the true stories of real friends who achieved amazing things. Whether best friends since school or thrown together by a chance encounter, they supported and inspired each other to make their shared dreams come true. This charming series shows 4- to 7-year-olds how togetherness, respect, and friendship can make the world a better place.
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Average rating from 15 members
Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for kindly providing me with a digital copy of this book for review. This is a book aimed at very young readers that details the career of The Supremes. It states it the blurb that the aim of the book is to show “how togetherness, respect, and friendship can make the world a better place.” This is a sentiment that I can fully get behind, and aim to emulate with my own children. I think this book is both inspiring and educational for young children and really does a good job of showing how difficult it was for a group of 3 black girls to get their start in 1960’s America. I really enjoyed the artwork and was particularly pleased to note that there were many different skin tones illustrated- I think sometimes in children’s books the skin tone is either one shade of white, black, Asian etc- it’s not always reflective of how society actually is. Really enjoyed this and would definitely recommend.
We Are The Supremes by Zoe Tucker celebrates friendship in a new series, Friends Change the World. In this beautifully illustrated picture book, we learn about Flo, Mary, and Diana, and the friendship and support that helped them to become one of the most successful female groups ever, The Supremes. Through the power of friendship and camaraderie, there are no limits to what can be achieved. This is another learning series from the Quarto Group that I look forward to continuing. Recommended. Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - Wide Eyed Editions for the opportunity to read an ARC.
A book full of emotions. It talks about the power of friendship, the strength to conquer our dreams and racism. It is one of those books that inspires us, that motivates us to follow our dreams without fear or fear. A book that demonstrates the power of friendship, as well as the power of being able to stand up after being told that we will not succeed. "We Are The Supremes" is one of those books full of claw and where the word feminism is printed on every page. No doubt I recommend this book. A little gem.
I adored We Are The Supremes! Beautiful illustrations accompany an inspiring story about three talented young women who doggedly pursue their dreams of becoming renowned singers. This book reminded me a lot of the books in the Little People Big Dreams series. The illustrations really put me into the 1960s and Detroit. I loved learning about The Supremes' friendship that started in high school and emphasis on their hard work and achievements. Thank you Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions and NetGalley for providing this ARC.
This was a very basic introduction to The Supremes including how they formed in high school and how they got signed to MoTown Records. I was hoping for a bit more detail and information, but this would be great as a story read to younger readers (3rd grade level). The illustrations were well done and this was an overall good intro.
A great book for kids on the history of the Supremes and how they came to be a powerhouse girls group. Very cute illustrations and the story is written in language kids can understand.
I thought that this book was a great introduction to the very famous band - The Supremes! The illustrations in the book are just perfect and they really brought the story to life. I loved the writing style and the parts that were picked out to focus on the story of how they got together. I loved everything about this book and have no hesitation in giving this 5 stars! Very highly recommended and a fabulous feature on a band that were responsible for creating music loved by many generations to come!
I previously reviewed another entry in this series; that one was about the Beatles. This time, the featured group is the Supremes. First of all, I loved the illustrations in this title. They were bright, colorful and evocative of the time when the women of the Supremes were growing up. The story of Mary, Flo and Diana is engagingly told. Readers see the evolution of this girl group from high schoolers, their time as the Primettes and their eventual fame as the Supremes. The group came together during an era of prejudice. For this black trio, gaining the attention and help of Berry Gordy made a huge difference as readers will see. They will also read some fun facts about the group like that a song by the Supremes was played when a space craft was returning to earth. This is a well told story of three girls with a dream and how they fared. It includes additional information on the group at the end of the book. I recommend it . Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.
I have enjoyed all the books from this series. This was a creative picture book with the biography of The Supremes. I wondered if kids even know who The Supremes are. After they read this book, they should listen to some music :)
I really, really, really love the cover (yes, three times the word, more the fun because I had so much fun reading this short illustrated book on the Supremes!). I had no idea before this book that such a powerful all-girls band existed in the 1960s. The group sounds so inspirational. They didn't believe those who didn't believe in them. I love the friendship between the three main members of the group. Yes, when we women come together and uplift each other, I say, nothing can bring us down. Such a great read. A shout-out to the artist for being so awesome and making this band biography a must read for all. Thank you, authors and tye publisher for the advance reading copy.
This a great book for young people who do not know what the Supremes are. The pictures are great. The book is straight to the point. I would highly recommend this book.
If you're seeking a non-fiction, picture book read then this book is it! Especially if you love music, and Motown music at that! We Are the Supremes by Zoe Tucker is a delightful read all about the famous Motown band. Mary and Florence decide to start a girl group, and my gosh did they ever. Diana joins them and makes for one incredible singing group. They will rock the charts! Their history is shown throughout this book, which will go nicely if you blast a few tunes off your favourite music streaming service. This is a great way to introduce music history to the young generations. Or, if you're an adult that just likes dipping into picture books, this one will fit too! The illustrations are simple and classic and the story is marvellous. This is a great little read and I highly recommend it! Why didn't I have more books like this when I was younger? Four out of five stars. Thank you to NetGalley, Quarto Publishing and Wide Eyed Editions for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.