Sunday, October 2, 2016

Isabella: Girl in Charge, by Jennifer Fosberry, illustrated by Mike Litwin

Isabella and her family are gearing up for a big trip.  In Jennifer Fosberry's
Isabella: Girl in Charge, precocious Isabella insists she's not Isabella.  She is Susanna, the first female mayor, she is Jeannette, the first female member of congress, she is Nellie, the first female governor.  As they continue their trip, she embodies several more firsts, until her family reaches their destination, Washington, D.C.  It's a big event: the inauguration of the first female president!

Following Isabella's story, Fosberry includes an informative timeline with many more firsts for women in political life.  Isabella is energetic and impassioned.  Mike Litwin's pictures capture her passion and hint at the history behind each of her proclamations.  Someday, Isabella, we'll see a woman president!  I vote for Condolleeza Rice!  (Let's just hope it's not someone who got there simply by hanging onto her philandering husband's coattails, leaving a wake of corruption and scandal behind her as she pursued her self-serving, power-grabbing ambitions.)

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!

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