Isabella, Girl in Charge is a MUST HAVE #JBGiftGuide

Do you have a little girl in your life that you know and love?  Daughter, granddaughter, niece, family friend?  I mean ANY little girl that is important to you??  If you do then you need to stop what you are doing and go to the store (after you read this!) to purchase the most amazing thing. A book, but not just any book!  Isabella, Girl In Charge.  

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I was totally not familiar with the Isabella line of books, but as soon as I read the first one, I was totally in love.  The author, Jennifer Fosberry and the artist, Mike Litwin , know exactly what they are doing. It is amazing and I hope you fall in love as fast as I did.  This seriously is a MUST HAVE.  

Seriously, you know how I love books?  Well this is going to be my go to gift for anyone that has a girl from here on out.  Want to know why???  Because there is NO ONE out there that is going to set limits on what my daughter can do if she tries and this book just helps to prove it.

Here is my take on it...
As you open the book, you see a little girl trying to wake her mom up it is 6:00 on the clock and I am thinking she wants to go on a playdate or something.  Mom says its not time yet, Isabella.... and the little girl says "My name is not Isabella."  I was thinking, oh.. this girl has a creative mind already at so early in the morning, this will be cute.
I turned the page and learned that "Isabella" is actually "Susanna, mayor of this here town"and I will admit I was a bit lost.  Then I saw the image - FIRST FEMALE MAYOR and the mom says something about not being in Kansas anymore.
Each page has the little girl changing her name to another female political figure through the year and the conversation that goes with it hints as to what she was known for.  You can also look at "Isabella" to see what her position was.  
I (sadly) admit I am not politically savvy, so I was learning as I went... Lucky for me, at the end of the book, there are a couple pages with pictures of the women Isabella portrayed.  This also includes paragraphs giving biographies of each woman. There is also a time line for you to follow along for key dates.  

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.


Stay tuned...   I have more Isabella headed your way!

Comments

  1. That's neat about the real pictures being in the back. What a cool book. Ihope Sandra Day O'Connor got to see it. I like her and was sad to see her leave the Court. :)

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  2. We need more girls like Isabella. Too much negativity in the world right now.

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  3. We need more girls like Isabella. Too much negativity in the world right now.

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