Friday, March 4, 2011

My Name is Not Isabella


Now a New York Times Bestseller!

Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream?

Ask Isabella…
She takes a wild ride—and discovers the sky's the limit!

“This story…speaks frankly about self-identity and self affirmation as Isabella decides at the end that she is actually herself…because she possesses the best parts of all of the women she looks up to.”
—ForeWord Magazine

“The colorful mixed-media artwork reinforces the fanciful, upbeat tone of the book. Use this story to ignite young readers’ interest in women’s history.”
—School Library Journal

Who Is Your Hero?

Isabella’s include U.S. Astronaut Sally Ride, activist Rosa Parks, and sharpshooter Annie Oakley—but there’s no bigger hero than Isabella’s own mommy!

Join Isabella on an adventure of discovery—and find out how imagining to be these extraordinary women teaches her the importance of being her extraordinary self.

A rollicking read-aloud and terrific “read-to-myself” story, My Name Is Not Isabella is capturing hearts and awards, including:
  • Silver ForeWord Book of the Year Award for Picture Books
  • Gold Moonbeam Children’s Book Award
  • Gold Independent Publisher Book Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List
Jennifer Fosberry is a science geek turned children’s book writer. Until recently, she worked as a project manager in Silicon Valley in the high-tech electronic field. She currently divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Costa Rica with her husband and three children.

Mike Litwin combines a variety of media to create scenes that serve the imagination and education of women. A graduate of the East Carolina University School of Art and Design, he plays both designer and illustrator with an often wacky, always delightful style that uniquely blends playful innocence with devilish mischief. Illustrating and telling stories for children is his passion, his entertainment, and his dream. He currently lives in Greenville, North Carolina, with his wife and three daughters.


This is a delightful book. It is the perfect way to teach young girls about a few of the amazing women in our past. The book includes a handy little reference at the back that gives a brief overview of each woman so even the most sleep deprived parent can answer their little girls' questions  :). The illustrations are fun and colourful. The story is totally kid-friendly. I have read it several times with my 4 year old daughter Olivia and even though she has no real idea who the famous women are she still loves the book. She loves that Isabella changes her name all the time. I am happy to recommend this book to anyone with a little girl around.

Thanks so much to Sourcebooks for sending me a copy of this book to review.

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