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My Name Is Not Isabella (Reprint) (Hardcover) (Jennifer Fosberry)
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New York Times Bestseller!
Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream? Ask Isabella... 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."-ForeWord Magazine
"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.
From Rosa to mommy-celebrating everything a woman can be
"Good morning, Isabella," the mother said. "It's time to get up and out of bed." "My name is not Isabella! I am Sally, the greatest, toughest astronaut who ever was!" "Well Sally, blast out of bed, put on your spacesuit and come downstairs for breakfast."
So begins the day for Isabella, an imaginative little girl who explores the amazing women who changed history. Her heartwarming adventures as Annie the sharpshooter, Rosa the activist, Marie the scientist, and many more, empowers young girls to realize their true capabilities while inspiring them to let their own personalities shine. Includes a "Women Who Changed the World" section with short bios and educational material.
"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, Rachael Vilmar, Salisbury, MD