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Every-Day Dress-Up

It's no secret that little girls love playing dress up, but the little girl in this book ditches her princess duds in favor of costumes inspired by great women in history.

Now dressing up is an adventure
When, every day of the week,
I am a daring new dame!

From Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to chef extraordinaire Julia Child to queen of jazz Ella Fitzgerald, our protagonist pays homage to the women who came before her and imagines herself in their shoes. Maybe someday she'll inspire little girls with her own gown of greatness.

Visit A Mighty Girl's Character Collections for more products on many of the real-life women featured in this story. Find additional inspiration in our Biography section.


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"The closing pages offer brief biographies of all the women mentioned and a list of books that should inspire young girls. The paper doll cutouts on the inside and back covers...[can] be photocopied if kids want to play dress up with them." -- Children's Literature

Features: Amelia Earhart, Ella Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sonia Sotomayor, Marie Curie, Julia Child, Maria Tallchief, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Alice Neel.

Product Details

Recommended Age 3 - 8
Author Selina Alko
Illustrator Selina Alko
ISBN 0375860924
Publication Date Oct 11, 2011
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language English