Women to Inspire Tomorrow's Change Makers

Summary:

Using powerful, descriptive rhyme, Like a Girl turns the traditional interpretation of "like a girl" onto its uplifting edge! Readers are introduced to 24 girls who, because of their passion and/or action changed the world's perceptions of what it means to be a girl. Each page begins with words of action - starting each page: stand up, prevail, create, soar, train, change - and pairs that concept with women who exemplify the concept. Not only are the women from around the world, they represent diverse abilities and areas of achievement. Some historical figures - like Ruby Bridges, Malala Yousafzai, Amelia Earhart, and Simone Biles - will be instantly recognized. The majority, however, will be new-to-the-reader introductions (e.g., Gertrude Ederle, Jane Addams, Tammy Duckworth).


Parent Perspective:
Wow! Don't mistake this for another book that looks at women in history. The author brings the power of these trailblazers by encouraging girls to ask questions and be curious. The rhyme is exquisite, with words carefully chosen to represent not just the person on the page, but to encourage those same traits in young women today.

This is one of those rare picture books that are perfect for any age! With young readers (6 and up) you can introduce them to famous people. With preteens and teens, it is a simple way of offering encouragement and inspiration. Highly, highly recommended.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Beautiful rhyme and engaging illustrations exude themes of empowerment and courage in introducing women who have changed their world, and ours.

Content Awareness Factors:

None!


Type of Book:
This rhyming picture book uses simple text to introduce women who have changed the world.
Educational Themes:

In the main section of the book, each woman from history is characterized by a line of verse. At the back, there are short biographies about each person. Some (like Malala Yousafzai, Simone Biles, Rosa Parks) readers may instantly recognize. This will be readers' first introduction to many of the other women. In addition to the mini-bio, the author has a list of additional resources.

Reading Level:
2.7
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 and Up
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Title Like a Girl
Author Lori Degman
Publisher Sterling Children's Books, Imprint Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. © 2019
Illustrators Mara Penny
ISBN 9781454933021
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Rhyme, Biography, History, Self Worth

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