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A Mighty Girl's 2018 Books of the Year

101–107 of 107 items
  1. Elizabeth Warren: Nevertheless, She Persisted

    Author: Susan Wood
    Illustrator: Sarah Green

    Elizabeth Warren has always been a fighter, whether she was helping her struggling family make ends meet, becoming one of the few girls on the debate team, using her law degree to fight for hard-working families, or becoming the first female senator for Massachusetts. When she refused to be silent about her concerns about a nominee for attorney general, the criticism leveled against her became a feminist rallying cry: "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted!" The first-ever picture book biography about this trailblazing senator is a celebration of persistence, passion, and the power of raising your voice for yourself and others.

    Ages: 5 - 9
    Price: $14.26
  2. What Do You Do With A Voice Like That?

    The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

    Author: Chris Barton
    Illustrator: Ekua Holmes

    Even as a child, Barbara Jordan's voice made people stand up, take notice, and listen! But what do you do with a voice like that? In Jordan's case, she used it to carry her to places that African American women didn't usually go in the 1960s: to law school, to the Texas state senate, and to the United States Congress. She also used it to give voice to the marginalized people around her, fighting for civil rights and equality. This powerful picture book biography celebrates the power of raising your voice and owning your confidence.

    Ages: 5 - 9
    Price: $10.49
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Picture Book

    Illustrator: Kim Smith

    Introduce little readers to the Buffyverse with this picture book starring Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Once upon a time, the Slayer was a kid just like you — and she didn't feel very brave. But when she heard mysterious noises in her closet, she knew what to do: she invited her friends Willow and Xander for a sleepover so they could investigate! The silly story and cute illustrations in this title are perfect for longtime fans of Buffy to share with a new generation.

    Ages: 4 - 8
    Price: $13.29
  4. Hansel and Gretel

    Author/Illustrator: Bethan Woollvin

    In this clever retelling of the Hansel and Gretel story, author / illustrator Bethan Woollvin asks: what about the witch's side? Willow is a good witch, and she would never hurt innocent children... but Hansel and Gretel are far from innocent. Not only do they take bites out of her house and mess with her spellbooks, but they decide that they want the house all to themselves — and try to get it by shoving Willow into an oven! That's when it turns out Willow isn't always a good witch... and her patience can be pushed to its limits. Woollvin's wicked humor and striking illustrations are the perfect fit in this follow-up to creator of Little Red and Rapunzel.

    Ages: 4 - 8
    Price: $14.99
  5. My Hair Is A Garden

    Author/Illustrator: Cozbi A. Cabrera

    When MacKenzie gets teased yet again about her hair, she knows exactly who to talk to: Miss Tillie next door, whose house has a glorious garden — and whose hair is shiny and strong. So MacKenzie asks her: can her hair ever be long and pretty? Miss Tillie does indeed have advice, and uses the backyard garden she tends as a metaphor both for the patience and care required to grow healthy hair — and to show MacKenzie that her natural hair has its own beauty. This empowering book also includes detailed hair-care tips and two home made hair product recipes girls can try.

    Ages: 5 - 9
    Price: $11.12
  6. Mommy's Khimar

    Illustrator: Ebony Glenn

    The little girl in this book loves her mommy's khimar, a flowing scarf that she wears on her head. But while her mother uses it as a headscarf, the girl uses it for dress-up, becoming a queen, a star, a mama bird, and even a superhero! No matter what the khimar becomes, the little girl can feel her mother's love in every thread. With lyrical text and light-filled illustrations, this celebration of the mother-daughter bond also provides a charming introduction to this Muslim family's traditions.

    Ages: 4 - 8
    Price: $9.99
  7. Lights! Camera! Alice!

    The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker

    Author: Mara Rockliff
    Illustrator: Simona Ciraolo

    Before most people in the world had even seen a movie, Alice Guy-Blaché was making them! The innovative filmmaker — the first female filmmaker in the world — would stop at nothing to create a truly exciting movie, experimenting with sounds, special effects, and more. She was also one of the first filmmakers to create a narrative fiction film — the precursor to the movies we enjoy so much today! In this vibrant picture book biography, Mara Rockliff introduces young readers to a creative force who changed the future of cinema forever.

    Ages: 5 - 9
    Price: $8.72
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