When I first heard about My Name Is Not Isabella I knew this would be the perfect book for the girls!
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.
Jennifer Fosberry, a mother of three, was moved to create this story when she thought about the kind of women that she admired and the kind of women she thought her daughter could be.
She included many personal heroes:
- Sally Ride
- Annie Oakley
- Rosa Parks
- Marie Curie
- Elizabeth Blackwell
- And the sixth role model – Mommy
Isabella’s Mommy is the kind of mom that not only encourages, but engages and enhances the imagination of her children. 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.
My Name Is Not Isabella: Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream? is an adorable book that is perfect for young girls! I love that they can learn about being more than just princesses!