Extraordinary Girls

Extraordinary Girls

by Maya Ajmera
     
 

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All over the world, ordinary girls are doing extraordinary things. Meet Web master and advocate for hospitalized children Alexis Brown from the United States, award-winning swimmer Nhemia Velasco from the Philippines, and many others.

A concise text and stunning photographs from more than sixty countries highlight what girls do and what girls care about, no matter

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All over the world, ordinary girls are doing extraordinary things. Meet Web master and advocate for hospitalized children Alexis Brown from the United States, award-winning swimmer Nhemia Velasco from the Philippines, and many others.

A concise text and stunning photographs from more than sixty countries highlight what girls do and what girls care about, no matter where they live.

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
An extraordinary book created by SHAKTI for Children, a program of the Global Fund for Children, which promotes the human rights of children and youth everywhere. The name, SHAKTI, comes from the Hindu goddess who is known for empowering communities and protecting children. Extraordinary Girls is one of four "SHAKTI for Children" titles that introduces children to the values, beliefs, and experiences of others around the world. Fabulous, modern photographs depict strong and determined girls from a number of countries in roles of amazing achievement and service. The organization of the book is an achievement in itself as color-coded concepts of Girls are... describes the main themes of learning, making a difference, religion, the arts, sports, and friendship. An exceptional index and bibliography, which includes books, magazines, and web sites for both girls and parents alike, is just added benefit to the overall offering. A must-have for libraries and any social studies curriculum. 1999, SHAKTI for Children/Charlesbridge Books, Ages 9 to 12, $16.95. Reviewer: Betsy Barnett
School Library Journal
Gr 1-5 The best thing about this title is its full-color, attractive photographs of girls from all over the world. Where it falls short is in its text, written to affirm individuality, diversity, and commonality. After saying that girls are unique because they may be tall or short, " dark, light, or some shade in between," " artistic or scientific, reflective or outgoing," the book lists common attributes of females, including being strong, smart, compassionate, curious, and creative. There is little difference between what makes them unique and what binds them together. Each of the seven main chapters then addresses such topics as "Different Ways to Learn," "Religion and Spirituality," and "Sports and Play." Each one contains a few paragraphs again defining what girls are, introduced by such lines as "Girls are innovative" or "Girls are pioneers." Youngsters who have made a difference are also highlighted. Most of the text is written in the third person but on occasion it switches, addressing readers in the second person. Although the authors do have a lot of positive things to say about being female, it is too bad they didn't express it more clearly. Kathleen Staerkel, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780881060652
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.33(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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