Hillary Rodham Clinton (Picture Book) by Michelle Markel {Review}

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Hillary Rodham Clinton (Picture Book) by Michelle Markel {Review}Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead by Michelle Markel

Illustrator: LeUyen Pham
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Also by this author: Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
ISBN: 0062381229
Genres: Biography & Autobiography
Published by Balzer + Bray on January 5th 2016
Pages: 40
Format: Jacketed Hardcover
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In the spirit of Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope and Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride comes an inspiring portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton: a girl who fought to make a difference—and paved the way for women everywhere—from Michelle Markel and LeUyen Pham.

In the 1950s, it was a man’s world. Girls weren’t supposed to act smart, tough, or ambitious. Even though, deep inside, they may have felt that way. And then along came Hillary. Brave, brilliant, and unstoppable, she was out to change the world.

They said a woman couldn’t be a mother and a lawyer. Hillary was both. They said a woman shouldn’t be too strong or too smart. Hillary was fearlessly herself.

It didn’t matter what people said—she was born to lead.

With illustrations packed full of historical figures and details, this gorgeous and informative picture book biography is perfect for every budding leader. Includes a timeline, artist’s note, and bibliography.


My second-grade daughter and I have been working on her Elections Lap-Pak (lapbook and activities – review forthcoming) from Homeschool in the Woods. While she worked, cutting out materials and putting together our current lapbook section, I read aloud from a few picture books including the Michelle Markel’s Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls are Born to Lead. I already knew that I enjoyed Michelle Markel’s writing in picture books for female historical characters, as another book in our stack is Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909

Creative Madness Mama reviews Michelle Markel's Hillary Rodham Clinton picture book.

While I am not a political blogger…. This is an interesting and informative biographical book on the person of Hillary Clinton, regardless of my political opinions in contrast to her policy standings. As the 2016 elections are in the near future, this is an appropriate time for a picture book of a female candidate such as Hillary Clinton, as she recently announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States of America.

Hillary has made history again and again—running for president, managing diplomacy and worldwide international relations as secretary of state, leading the country as First Lady, and more. Smart, strong, and an incredibly hard worker, Hillary Clinton is a inspiration for young girls everywhere.


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This book comes from award winning author and illustrator team, both award winners in their own right.

About Michelle Markel

Michelle Markel

Michelle Markel is a former freelance journalist whose essays and stories have appeared in several papers, including the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. After her two daughters were born, she started writing for young people. She has written a variety of picture books, including, most recently, Brave Girl, Tyrannosaurus Math, and The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau. Michelle is also a founding member of the Children’s Authors Network. She and her husband, an anthropologist, live in West Hills, CA, with their two sweet cats. You can visit her online at www.michellemarkel.com.

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