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A New York Times Bestseller!
Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream? Ask Isabella...
She takes a wild rideand discovers the sky's the limit!
Who Is Your Hero?
Isabella's include U.S. Astronaut Sally Ride, activist Rosa Parks, and sharpshooter Annie Oakleybut there's no bigger hero than Isabella's own mommy! Join Isabella on an adventure of discoveryand find out how imagining to be these extraordinary women teaches her the importance of being her extraordinary self.
"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
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
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Feminist books for little girls and boys
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About the Author
Mike Litwin is an award-winning illustrator who combines oil glazing, color pencil, collage, and other mixed media to create scenes that serve the imagination and education of children. Visit him at mikelitwin.com.
Read an Excerpt
From My Name is not Isabella
"Good morning, Isabella," the mother said. "It's time to getup and out of bed."
"My name is not Isabella!" said the little girl.
"Then who has been sleeping in my daughter's bed?" asked the mother.
"I am SALLY, the greatest, toughest astronaut who ever was!"
"Well, Sally, BLAST out of bed, put on your space suit and come downstairs for breakfast."