A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
The girl in the story gains self-confidence as she discovers what she wants to be when she grows up.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this collection of stories about women in politics is an inspiring introduction to amazing women from the United States, as well as a few from other countries. Though it's far from being complete, it presents a solid beginning. Stories of Hilary Clinton, Condoleeza Rice, and Nancy Pelosi have been revised and updated though names like Shirley Chisholm and Janet Reno are sadly missing.
Is It Any Good?
Catherine Thimmesh writes books in the hope that she will inspire girls toward leadership roles, in this case in the world of politics -- and this book certainly succeeds. The long-legged stride and beaming smile of the young girl on the cover, as she marches toward the White House with her presidential binder tucked under her arm, is a perfect image for the spirit of this book, which is optimistic and promising as well as being informative and entertaining.
Written in language that is fairly sophisticated, short two-four page sketches of 23 politically astute women are divided into six sections according to the kind of role each has played. Each short biography emphasizes a specific accomplishment, includes a poignant quotation, and is illustrated by a clever caricature. The six sections are nested in the outer story, which is the story of the girl as she deals with the suggestions of her family and friends. Taken together, and illustrated with remarkably expressive artwork, both strands join to make this an engaging, and inspirational book.
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