Surprise! Surprise! It’s another book birthday…actually, it’s a bit belated because WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD: A Feminist Book for Children Ages 3-5 came out last week, but I knew this was a book you wouldn’t want to miss. And the lovely Rachelle Burk and her publisher are offering a giveaway of a brand-new copy…so please make sure you leave a comment. Maybe you can tell us who YOUR favorite female role model was when you were a child.
Here’s a little bit about the book from the Amazon sales page:
Discover 14 powerful women with brief biographies for kids ages 3 to 5
Women have always accomplished big things, but history books don’t always teach you about them. This feminist book for little girls and boys is filled with the stories of strong women who used their unique gifts to make the world a better place.
- Women from all walks of life—Explore the amazing lives and accomplishments of diverse women like Susan B. Anthony, Jane Goodall, Frida Kahlo, and Malala Yousafzai.
- Colorful illustrations—Bring each story to life with big, vivid pictures on every page.
- Kid-friendly language—Learn about these important women with language that’s easy to understand for new readers.
The word count for each story is low…and the illustrations are bold and bright – this combination will encourage really young children to engage…and will allow them to enjoy one story at a time without losing their attention.
I can remember a couple of years ago when the Rebel Girls collections first came out – my young granddaughter adored them! She was mesmerized by the vivid illustrations – and engaged in hearing about women who were strong and who made a difference. WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD will also be a hit with tired parents who want to encourage their children to love books but who only have the energy for a short bedtime story. Their little one can choose one story per night – easy-peasy!
And here’s a little bit about author Rachelle Burk.
Rachelle Burk writes fiction and nonfiction for ages 2 to 12. Her other Rockridge Press titles are The Story of Simone Biles, Stomp, Wiggle, Clap, and Tap (My First Book of Dance), and Let’s Play An Instrument (A Music Book for Kids). Her other books include Don’t Turn the Page!, The Best Four Questions (funny Passover story), Painting in the Dark: Esref Armagan, Blind Artist, and award-winning science-adventure novel The Walking Fish.
Rachelle loves to visit elementary schools around the country with her dynamic author visit programs. www.RachelleBurk.com
And don’t forget, dear friends…our favorite books need help to succeed. You can buy the books, review the books (this is mega-important), tell friends about the books, and ask your local library to purchase copies for their collection.
But before you run over to Amazon to leave your review, please leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of this wonderful book, WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD. Who was your favorite female role model when you were a kid? Mine was Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women. I was also a fan of Lois Lane, brave reporter for the Daily Planet newspaper (the Superman TV series was very popular when I was a little girl). I guess it’s kind of interesting that I was star-struck by two writers…and look where I am today.