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The Soul of a Child places brilliant educator and reformer Maria Montessori in the context of her time. It examines the relationships, inner struggles, and inspirations of Montessori, a woman with heart, empathy, and resilience. As a strong woman who lived through two world wars, the rise of fascism in Spain and Italy and the dawn of the nuclear age, she remained undeterred in her faith in the possibility of positive change through education. 

Her life spanned both the joys of innovation and the horrors of destruction of the 20th century. Her influence on education and humanism remains resonant and enduring. 

This is her story.

©2018 Barbera Foundation (P)2021 Mentoris Project

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  • 14-03-22

A moving account of Maria Montessori’s life

I didn’t want to book the end, the narration was beautiful, the Exquisite voice of Kate Fuglei was gentle and soothing, each new sentence Brought to life A colorful and majestic portrait of the revered and respected, Maria Montessori. I am a student, earning my masters degree in psychology, my children attended Montessori schools and I intend to incorporate Marias vision in my own future goals.

Sandra St.James