New Picture Book Celebrates Female Firsts in Politics

isabella-girl-in-chargeJust in time for election season comes a new children’s picture book byNew York Times bestselling author Jennifer Fosberry that celebrates women who were trailblazers in U.S. politics.

Isabella: Girl in Charge follows the purple-haired title character as she imagines herself as five powerful females who broke barriers in American politics in a bid to get her mom and dad out the door for a big event.

The book features some of the amazing women who have made political history, including:

  • Sandra Day O’Connor—first woman appointed to the Supreme Court
  • Frances Perkins—first female Cabinet member (Secretary of Labor)
  • Jeanette Rankin—first woman elected to Congress (Montana)
  • Nellie Tayloe Ross—first female governor (Wyoming)
  • Susanna Madora Salter—first female mayor (Argonia, KS)

At the end of the story, readers will find extended biographies and a timeline of women in U.S. politics. Grab this book on Amazon.

Isabella: Girl in Charge will also be available on Put Me In The Story, the #1 personalized book platform in the United States, on October 3.

Jennifer Fosberry is a science geek turned bestselling children’s book writer. She is the author of My Name Is Not Isabella (Sourcebooks, 2010), Isabella: Girl on the Go (Sourcebooks, 2012),Isabella: Star of the Story (Sourcebooks, 2013), and My Name Is Not Alexander (Sourcebooks, 2011). After running away to Costa Rica for a few years, she returned to the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and three children to read, write, and try to get out of doing housework. Visit Jennifer on her website

 Mike Litwin is a New York Times bestselling illustrator who creates scenes that serve the imagination and education of children. In other words, he’s a big kid who draws pictures for a living. He currently lives in Greenville, North Carolina, with his wife and three daughters.  Visit Mike at his website.

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