Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead

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9.3 X 11.1 X 0.4 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Michelle Markel loves writing narrative nonfiction. She's the author of Brave Girl, which won the Bank Street Flora Stieglitz Straus Award and the Jane Addams Children's Book Award for Younger Children, and was also chosen as an NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book. Some of her recent titles include Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead (on the Amelia Bloomer Project List of feminist literature) and Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books. She lives in Woodland Hills, California. You can visit her online at michellemarkel.com.

LeUyen Pham has illustrated more than one hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Honor book Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris and the bestselling Princess in Black series by Shannon and Dean Hale. She is the co-creator, along with Shannon Hale, of the bestselling graphic memoirs Real Friends, Best Friends, and Friends Forever. Her own books include The Bear Who Wasn't There and Big Sister, Little Sister. A graduate of the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, LeUyen lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.


"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."--Publishers Weekly
"Both for fun and education...go-girl power and a good read."--Kirkus Reviews
"[An] honest and open portrayal"--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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."--The Horn Book
Praise for BRAVE GIRL: "Markel ably brings to life the plight of immigrant garment workers and Clara's courageous advocacy."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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."--School Library Journal
Praise for VAMPERINA BALLERINA: "Pace's funny, matter-of-fact advice ... works in harmony with Pham's expressive watercolor pen-and-ink artwork ... kids who aren't into frilly will welcome this departure from typical ballerina books."--Booklist
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
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."--New York Times Book Review
Praise for A PIECE OF CAKE: "Captured in warm and bright illustrations that anthropomorphize animal friends, this story about doing the right thing and the power of friendship is a strong choice for story hours and classroom read-alouds."--Booklist
Praise for A PIECE OF CAKE: "A treat of a birthday picture book."--Kirkus Reviews
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."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Smart and snappy...as inspiring as it is delightful."--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!"--Booklist (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."--School Library Journal (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."--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."--Publishers Weekly (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."--Kirkus Reviews (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."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)