October 28, 2010

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"My Name Is Not Isabella" review and giveaway

"My Name Is Not Isabella" by Jennifer Fosberry.

This picture book conveys an empowering and inspiring message that mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters will want to pass along to little girls in their lives. The protagonist, Isabella, celebrates everything a woman can be by using her imagination pretending to be some of the groundbreaking women who changed history: Annie the sharpshooter, Rosa the activist, Marie the scientist, and many more. The teachable quality of this heartwarming tale empowers young girls with the knowledge that they can do anything they want while inspiring them to let their own personalities shine. 

Jennifer Fosberry is a science geek turned children’s book writer. She was born and raised in the Adirondacks. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in Physics from SUNY Geneseo and a master’s degree from SUNY Binghamton. Until recently, she worked as a project manager in Silicon Valley in the high-tech electronics field. She currently divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Costa Rica with her husband and three children.

I recently was sent a copy of "My Name Is Not Isabella " to review. Throughout her day,  the title character Isabella imagines herself taking on the adventures of several famous women who made their mark on history.  This book empowers children to realize their true capabilities, while still letting their own personality radiate.

It is a wonderful example of role models. At the end of the book it has actual pictures of the women named (by first name and profession) in the book with a short biography.  I enjoyed reading the bios myself!  I even got teary eyed at the last powerful woman listed.  I won't say who it is... you will need to pick this book up for Christmas to see who it is!

On to the Giveaway!!!   
Thanks to the great people at Sourcebook  1 winner (in the U.S. only) will win a copy of "My Name Is Not Isabella "

Winner will be chosen by Random.org

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Giveaway will end at 5 p.m. EST on November 09, 2010

Disclaimer:  I  received a copy of "My Name Is Not Isabella" to facilitate this review, one for me and one for a giveaway.   All opinions are my own.  I was not compensated in any other way.  For my full disclosure policy please click here