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As Women’s History Month starts I wanted to share with you some books that would be great to go along with that theme. A perfect time to remind both boys and girls how strong women can be!
In the 1950s, it was a man’s world. Girls weren’t supposed to act smart, tough, or ambitious. Even though, deep inside, they may have felt that way.
And then along came Hillary. Brave, brilliant, and unstoppable, she was out to change the world.
They said a woman couldn’t be a mother and a lawyer. Hillary was both. They said a woman shouldn’t be too strong or too smart. Hillary was fearlessly herself.
It didn’t matter what people said—she was born to lead.
From Michelle Markel and LeUyen Pham comes an inspiring portrait of a girl who fought to make a difference—and paved the way for women everywhere.
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead written by Michelle Markel and illustrated by LeUyen Pham is an inspirational story of a girl that fought to make a difference no matter what someone else said of her. This is a fabulous book to teach children ages 4-8 about a true female hero. The book ends with a great timeline and illustrator notes about famous historical people pictured throughout the book (HINT look for J.K. Rowling). A truly gorgeous and inspiring picture book biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton, First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, and much more.
An inspiring and meticulously researched middle grade biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton—First Lady, senator, secretary of state, and Democratic candidate for president in 2016.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is a true leader. Growing up in Park Ridge, Illinois, Hillary was inspired by the philosophy of John Wesley, who urged his followers to “do all the good you can.” Rising to prominence in 1992 as the First Lady of the United States, Hillary captured the world’s attention with her bold ideas and political forcefulness.
From her time at Wellesley to her life at the White House and beyond, Hillary has been at the forefront of huge change—and despite setbacks and political scandals, she has worked for good in the world.
Acclaimed author Cynthia Levinson creates a compelling and personal portrait of Hillary’s historic journey from her childhood to her service as secretary of state and beyond. Includes a timeline of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s life and an eight-page photo insert.
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Do All the Good You Can written by Cynthia Levinson is listed for middle readers aged 8 to 12 but I think it would probably appeal more to kids aged 12+ because it does talk about a fair amount of politics younger kids might not understand. Hillary Clinton is a powerhouse, a breaker of barriers, a public servant and she is an example to girls and women around the world. Acclaimed author Levinson creates a comprehensive portrait of Hillary’s historic journey from her childhood and college to her time in the White House and beyond. No matter what “side” someone may be on in politics once reading this book one can still see how she is a great example to girls everywhere!
A great way to celebrate Women’s History Month is with these two titles from HarperCollins Children’s Books.