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K-Gr 2This simple but powerful book affirms readers' sense of self-worth by illustrating positive character traits not tied to gender. In one or two lines of text per page, girls demonstrate their physical strength, courage, power, intelligence, independence, and value. They slide down poles, run in waves, hit a baseball, and dance and leap through the air. Courage is illustrated through the willingness to ride a horse, sing loud and clear during a solo performance, sit in a dentist's chair, and make a new friend. Power is captured in the ability to make a baby brother smile when no one else can, to say no to things that could be hurtful, and to create something artistically wonderful. Intelligence is shown by reading, solving math problems, making people laugh, and remembering a mother's birthday. Independence means going to the store and library alone, taking care of a pet, and cheering oneself up when feeling blue. The final affirmation is one of beauty. Full-color illustrations capture images of multiethnic girls interacting with males and females of various ages and ethnic backgrounds.Barbara Osborne Williams, Queens Public Library, Jamaica, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567905182
Publisher:
Bookworld Trade, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Pages:
32
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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