Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton is heralded as a girl power icon in a new children's picture book
Posted on 01/31/2016 2:00:13 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Chelsea Clinton, who is expecting her second child after giving birth to baby Charlotte in 2014, has a new book to read to her little ones at bedtime.
A children's book about their grandmother Hillary Clinton chronicles her ascent from a young girl in Illinois to a politician in Washington D.C.
Titled Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead, the book starts: 'In the 1950s, it was a man's world.
'Only boys could grow up to have powerful jobs. Only boys had no ceilings on their dreams.
'Girls weren't supposed to act smart, tough or ambitious. Even though, deep inside, they may have felt that way.
'But in the town of Park Ridge, Illinois, along came Hillary.'
The opening spread of the book shows Hillary standing out as a young girl with her hands on her hips amidst a sea of different men who are illustrated in muted tones.
Published by Balzer and Bray for readers between the ages of four and eight, the book presents Clinton as the ultimate girl-power role model.
From 'acing tests' and 'upstaging boys in class' Clinton is also shown at her wedding, presenting key speeches and working on the campaign trail.
It doesn't shy away from the details, stating people 'criticized her - in ways they'd never criticize a man' - as she stood by her husband's 1992 presidential campaign.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
"From School Library Journal: Gr 1-4
Framed in terms of the fight for equal opportunities for women, this picture book biography depicts Hillary Rodham Clinton's story as one of endless heroic struggles on behalf of the oppressed. Clinton is described as an excellent student who took an early leadership role among her peers, was inspired by hearing a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and later fearlessly advocated on behalf of women, people of color, children, and the poor. Her challenges in balancing work and family life, as well as the criticism she's received as a woman, make her willingness to conquer each new hurdle even more impressive.
Employing deft and engaging prose, Markel covers much of the same ground Kathleen Krull did with Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight (S. & S., 2008) but provides far more specific details, though Krull's book offers a more impressionistic main text and extensive endnotes.
The tone is relentlessly positive, making it difficult to get a well-rounded sense of Clinton as a person, and there is no reference to any of the political controversies surrounding her or Bill Clinton. Pham's evocative illustrations steal the show, varying in mood from whimsical to uplifting to sobering.
Particularly effective is the contrast between the opening spread, which features well-known (and sepia-toned) men of the 1950s, and the concluding pages, which depict many vibrantly diverse and notable women of the 20th and 21st centuries.
VERDICT A beautifully produced, if excessively laudatory, biography of a significant contemporary political figure; recommended for general collections. - Laura Simeon, Open Window School Library, WA "
“Yes, Charlotte, and then Nanna had that bad Kathleen woman followed and killed her cat and showed her some bad things that could happen to her children....and that’s how Nanna stayed in her leadership position. Smart Nanna. For tomorrow’s story, Investing in Moo Cows - Nanna Style.”
The tone is relentlessly positive, making it difficult to get a well-rounded sense of Clinton as a person, and there is no reference to any of the political controversies surrounding her or Bill Clinton.
Sure she was born to lead.
But how many girls want to led in to failure and criminal conspiracy?
Hillary Rodam Clinton, rape enabler in the name of women’s rights.
and then there is the oh-so-sensitive chapter about Charlotte finding out she has TWO Nana’s and a Papa that likes to play horsey-horsey with the a-pair.
Lol - I think that chapter is “Humidors, Who Needs Them?”
Some girls are born to lead, she wasn’t.
Do they detail the Evil Vast Right Wing Conspiracy that FORCED Bill to rape and molest by holding a gun to his head and throwing women at him?
/ obviously sarc
Barfaroonies! So I guess girl power does consist of marrying the right guy after all? She’s ever accomplished a thing on her own, just enabled her ruthlessly, corrupt husband.
No mention of the superheros death pool surrounding her and her unfaithful husband
I think that’s a WINNER!!
This is going to be a fun thread.
Thanks for posting, CW.
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to be Mob Queen!
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