My Name Is Not Isabella: Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream?
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New York Times Bestseller!
Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream?
She takes a wild ride-and discovers the sky's the limit!
"This story...speaks frankly about self-identity and self affirmation as Isabella decides at the end that she is actually herself...because she possesses the best parts of all of the women she looks up to."
"The colorful mixed-media artwork reinforces the fanciful, upbeat tone of the book. Use this story to ignite young readers' interest in women's history."
-School Library Journal
Who Is Your Hero?
Isabella's include U.S. Astronaut Sally Ride, activist Rosa Parks, and sharpshooter Annie Oakley-but there's no bigger hero than Isabella's own mommy!
Join Isabella on an adventure of discovery-and find out how imagining to be these extraordinary women teaches her the importance of being her extraordinary self.
A rollicking read-aloud and terrific "read-to-myself" story, My Name Is Not Isabella is capturing hearts and awards, including:
- Silver ForeWord Book of the Year Award for Picture Books
- Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award
- Gold Independent Publisher Book Award
- Amelia Bloomer List
Jennifer Fosberry is a science geek turned children's book writer. Until recently, she worked as a project manager in Silicon Valley in the high-tech electronic field. She currently divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Costa Rica with her husband and three children.
Mike Litwin combines a variety of media to create scenes that serve the imagination and education of women. A graduate of the East Carolina University School of Art and Design, he plays both designer and illustrator with an often wacky, always delightful style that uniquely blends playful innocence with devilish mischief. Illustrating and telling stories for children is his passion, his entertainment, and his dream. He currently lives in Greenville, North Carolina, with his wife and three daughters.
lasted more than a year. The Supreme Court made a decision against the Montgomery rule and outlawed separate areas for different people on buses and trains. For the rest of her life, Rosa worked to teach about equal rights for all people. An ACTIVIST is a person who fights for what they believe through protests, teaching, speeches, and other means. MARIE CURIE (1867–1934): Marie Curie was a scientist who first learned how radiation works. She was born in Warsaw, Poland. Her parents were
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ever was!" "Well Sally, BLAST out of bed, put on your spacesuit and come downstairs for breakfast." "Good morning, Sally," the mother said. "It's time for breakfast, pull up a chair." "My name is not Sally!" said the little girl. “Then who will eat this fine breakfast I cooked?” asked the mother. "I am ANNIE, the greatest, fastest sharp-shooter who ever was!" "Well Annie, RIDE on over here and eat up. These are some fine vittles and every cowgirl needs a proper
while she does her homework?” asked the mother. "I am MARIE, the greatest, smartest scientist who ever was!" "Well Marie, sit down and DISCOVER the answers to your homework, and I will get the cookies." “Time for dinner, Marie,” the mother said. “Come help me set the table.” “My name is not Marie!” said the little girl. “Then who will help me set out the dishes for our fine meal?” asked the mother. "I am ELIZABETH, the greatest, kindest doctor who ever was!"