I also want my kids to know that they can do anything they set their minds to, if they apply themselves with grit and determination. Yesterday, Hillary Clinton made history becoming the nation's first woman nominated as the presidential nominee of a major US political party.
|Hillary Clinton at the DNC, via ABC News|
For children ages 6-10, I'd highly recommend two resources: Michelle Markel's picture book biography Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead, and the news coverage on the Time for Kids' Election 2016 mini-site.
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to LeadMichelle Markel and LeUyen Pham bring upbeat energy and thorough research to this engaging picture book biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton. They give a clear sense of her challenges and accomplishments, and also help young readers see Clinton’s life in context.
by Michelle Markel, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 2016
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|"In the 1950s, it was a man's world...But in the town of Park Ridge, Illinois along came Hillary."|
|"She wasn't frightened of the crowds...But she couldn't believe how people criticized her--in ways they'd never criticize a man."|
|"No one gets to stop a girl from being the greatest she can be. Hillary thinks everyone deserves that chance."|
I've been particularly impressed with the balanced coverage on Time for Kids' Election 2016 mini-site. They have covered both Republican and Democratic conventions. They have introduced all of the major presidential and vice-presidential candidates with short, informative articles. Kid reporters are sharing their experiences at the conventions.
|Time for Kids: Election 2016|
Illustration copyright © LeUyen Pham, 2016, shared with permission of the publisher. Many thanks to HarperCollins for sharing a review copy. If you make a purchase using the Amazon links on this site, a small portion goes to Great Kid Books. Thank you for your support.
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