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Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Some Girls Are Born to Lead
In the spirit of Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope and Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride comes an inspiring portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first female presidential nominee in United...
In the spirit of Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope and Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride comes an inspiring portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first female presidential nominee in United...
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  • In the spirit of Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope and Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride comes an inspiring portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first female presidential nominee in United States history: a girl who fought to make a difference—and paved the way for women everywhere—from Michelle Markel and LeUyen Pham.

    In the 1950s, it was a man's world. Girls weren't supposed to act smart, tough, or ambitious. Even though, deep inside, they may have felt that way. And then along came Hillary. Brave, brilliant, and unstoppable, she was out to change the world.

    They said a woman couldn't be a mother and a lawyer. Hillary was both. They said a woman shouldn't be too strong or too smart. Hillary was fearlessly herself.

    It didn't matter what people said—she was born to lead.

    With illustrations packed full of historical figures and details, this gorgeous and informative picture book biography is perfect for every budding leader. Includes a timeline, artist's note, and bibliography.

About the Author-

  • Michelle Markel is a former freelance journalist who has written stories and opinion pieces for the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. After her two daughters were born, she started writing for young people. She has written a number of notable picture books, including, most recently, Tyrannosaurus Math, The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau, and the award-winning Brave Girl. Michelle is also a founding member of the Children's Authors Network. She and her husband, an anthropologist, live in West Hills, California, with their two sweet cats.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    October 19, 2015
    Whether she was “acing tests” and “upstaging boys in class” or organizing elementary school fund-raisers to help the poor, Hillary Rodham bucked the status quo at a young age and began to blaze a trail for women with her drive, smarts, and support of public service and social justice (“Take that, 1950s!”). Adopting a breezy tone, Markel (Brave Girl) concisely outlines Clinton’s journey from activist to First Lady of Arkansas and on to Washington, D.C. Markel hails Clinton as a “superwoman” and notes her reaction to sexist criticism, as well as her ability to pick up the mantle after suffering policy defeat. Without mentioning Clinton’s current campaign for the White House in the main text (it is included an extensive closing time line), Markel writes, “No matter what Hillary does next, if she wants to change the world, she’ll find a way.” Pham’s (the Freckleface Strawberry series) watercolors are steeped in period detail as she depicts Clinton beaming at her wedding, working on the campaign trail, making key speeches, and meeting with dignitaries. Ages 4–8. Author’s agent: Anna Olswanger, Olswanger Literary. Illustrator’s agent: Linda Pratt, Wernick & Pratt Agency.

  • Booklist (starred review) "Smart and snappy...as inspiring as it is delightful."
  • Publishers Weekly "Concisely outlines Clinton's journey from activist to First Lad of Arkansas and on to Washington, D.C....Pham's (the Freckleface Strawberry series) watercolors are steeped in period detail."
  • Kirkus Reviews "Both for fun and education...go-girl power and a good read."
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books "[An] honest and open portrayal"
  • Booklist (starred review) Praise for BRAVE GIRL: "The zingy images masterfully (and appropriately) incorporate fabric and stitches as well as old images of checks and time cards ... This book has fighting spirit in spades-you go, Clara!"
  • School Library Journal (starred review) Praise for BRAVE GIRL: "Readers are treated to solid information with a buoyant message about standing up for what is right. Sweet has created an outstanding backdrop for Markel's text with a vibrant collage of watercolor, gouache, blank dress-pattern paper, bookkeeping pages, stitches, and fabric pieces."
  • Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for BRAVE GIRL: "Sweet incorporates images of assorted fabrics and stitch patterns into her tender illustrations, brightening the lives of workers whose reality was bleak."
  • The Horn Book Praise for BRAVE GIRL: "In her simple but powerful text Markel shows how multiple arrests, serious physical attacks, and endless misogyny failed to deter this remarkable woman as she set off on her lifelong path as a union activist."
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Praise for BRAVE GIRL: "Markel ably brings to life the plight of immigrant garment workers and Clara's courageous advocacy."
  • School Library Journal Praise for TYRANNOSAURUS MATH: "This is a clever addition to the growing number of books that make a sometimes daunting subject both more understandable and just plain fun."
  • Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for ALL THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT YOU: "In capturing the goofy spontaneity of affection and everyday family life without a whiff of treacle, Pham proves once again that she's among the most natural and gifted illustrators working today."
  • Kirkus Reviews Praise for VAMPERINA BALLERINA: "Pace and Pham have choreographed a delightful tale ... readers will applaud this elegantly designed, well-told story. Brava, indeed."
  • Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Praise for GRACE FOR PRESIDENT: "Pham's deeply toned opaque and textured paintings of a multicultural group of children bring out the various details of each phase of a campaign. A timely, well-constructed explanation brought down to a level anyone can comprehend."
  • Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for BIG SISTER, LITTLE SISTER: "Pham lends a fresh and funny perspective to the pros and cons of being second in the birth order...Pham has beautifully captured the touch-and-go affection that is a verity of sibling life."
  • New York Times Book Review Praise for BIG SISTER, LITTLE SISTER: "The illustrations have a bold, retro quality, and the examples of frustration and adoration are utterly familiar and timeless."
  • Kirkus Reviews Praise for A PIECE OF CAKE: "A treat of a birthday picture book."
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Praise for A PIECE OF CAKE: "This will work remarkably well in a storytime setting, and there are plenty of opportunities for curricular tie-ins (particularly prediction and inference) for a school setting."

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