Wednesday, January 14, 2009
My Name is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry, illustrated by Mike Litwin
Isabella's great imagination takes her on a whirlwind day in which she is an amazing astronaut, a speedy sharpshooter, a brave activist, a brilliant scientist, a kind doctor, and a dear mother. Each identity is that of a famous woman who changed history. A wonderful story, My Name is Not Isabella shows the importance good role models can have in our lives and gives honor to women everywhere who use their influence to better the world. Litwin's interesting illustrations that combine digital collage with pastel-styled drawings are bright, charming, and the perfect complement to Fosberry's energetic text.