Wednesday, June 8, 2016

What would it be like?

by McArthur Krishna
illustrated by Ayeshe Sadr & Ishaan Dasgupta
age range: 6 to 10 years old
Amberjack Publishing

An adventurous, creative and determined girl once wondered "What would it be like... to be a cowgirl? What about an astronaut? A  Physicist? Or a spy?" So she went to the library to find out, and there she learned about adventurous, creative and determined women like Sarah Day O'Connor, Mae Carol Jemison, Marie Curie, and Virginia Hall.

More than ten women are portrayed in the book, accompanied by wonderful illustrations in bright colors. At the end of the book there is a very short biography for each one, to learn more about who they were and what they did. I liked the fact that "moms" where included in the list of great things women can chose to do, since it is an bold occupation too. Girls are also encouraged to be themselves, and make faithful choices everyday.
I don't think this is a book only for girls. I'm sure it would be also positive for boys to know about the wonderful things these women did, and women in general can do. I think not only girls have to be encouraged to accomplish their dreams, but boys should be taught that expecting women being capable of doing great things is something as natural as expecting the same from men.

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Similar title you might be interested in: Seven brave women

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