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My Name Is Not Isabella

Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream?


Available: 09/21/10
11 x 8.5 · 32 pages
Ages 4-8 years
CDN $25.99 · cl

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Jennifer Fosberry

illustrated by Mike Litwin

A rollicking read-aloud and terrific read-to-myself" story, full of complete with backmatter about Isabella's favorite women throughout history!
A New York Times Bestseller!
Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream? Ask Isabella. . .
She takes a wild ride - and discovers the sky's the limit!
WhoIs Your Hero?
Isabella's include U.S. Astronaut Sally Ride, activist Rosa Parks, and sharpshooter Annie Oakley - but there's no bigger hero than Isabella's own mommy! Join Isabella on an adventure of discovery - and 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. . .becauseshe 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 Bookof the Year Award for Picture Books
Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award
Gold Independent Publisher Book Award
Amelia Bloomer List
A great choice if looking for:
Feminist books for little girls and boys
Historical women books for kids
Supreme court justices biographies for kids

Jennifer Fosberry is a science geek turned children's book writer. After running away to Costa Rica for a few years, she returned to the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and three children to read, write, and try to get out of doing housework. Visit jfosberry.com.
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.