Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Book review: Isabella- Girl in Charge

*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. 

I am raising a very strong-willed daughter. She's currently 7 years old and has lots of opinions on how things should be done. And she's very good at most things that she tries to do. I'm hoping to channel this strength of character into good things as she grows up. One of the ways that I like doing this is by introducing her to stories of strong women who have not let things stand in the way of reaching their goals. My Name is Not Isabella is a favorite book of ours, as it does just that. So I was thrilled to hear about a new book from the same authors, this one called Isabella- Girl in Charge. Here's a bit about it, from a press release that I received:

Isabella: Girl in Charge follows the purple-haired title character as she imagines herself as five powerful females who broke barriers in American politics in a bid to get her mom and dad out the door for a big event.
The book features some of the amazing women who have made political history, including:
·         Sandra Day O’Connor—first woman appointed to the Supreme Court
·         Frances Perkins—first female Cabinet member (Secretary of Labor)
·         Jeanette Rankin—first woman elected to Congress (Montana)
·         Nellie Tayloe Ross—first female governor (Wyoming)
·         Susanna Madora Salter—first female mayor (Argonia, KS)
At the end of the story, readers will find extended biographies and a timeline of women in U.S. politics.

I think this book is a fantastic way to introduce kids, boys and girls alike, to some women who have shaped US history through their role in politics. I like the extended biographies at the end of the book, since many of these women were new names to me as well.  Happy reading!