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Gr 4-7- Originally published in 2004, this revised edition features a new cover and updated information on Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Condoleezza Rice, with entries on the time line representing their recent milestones. As in the earlier version, a girl and her friends discuss the possibilities of her presidential aspirations, providing a clever backdrop to 23 brief biographies of First Ladies, congresswomen, world leaders, and other significant women in politics. The entries are lively and informative, and each one includes at least one well-chosen quotation from the featured figure. Entertaining pencil drawings, colored with Photoshop, shift deftly from humorous scenes of the girl and her friend to more stately depictions of the women, maintaining a distinctly entertaining style throughout. All other text and illustrations are unchanged, except for the revised American ranking "regarding women in worldwide governing bodies." "At last count, sixty-eighth. A drop of sixteen spots since 2004." Clearly that statistic won't discourage the young presidential hopeful, who seems more determined than ever after hearing about the successful women who have paved the way.-Steven Engelfried, Multnomah County Library, OR
"Delightful and informative ." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review
A lively introduction to women's political achievements.
A sassily organized and argued rallying cry for girls-soon-to-be-women to stake a claim for Executive Office.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Thimmesh treats subjects from every point on the political spectrum with enthusiasm and respect...an excellent primer in international women's political history.
VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)
A good choice in this election year, Madam President is an entertaining and informative choice.
School Library Journal