In the 1830s, when a brave and curious girl named Elizabeth Blackwell was growing up, women were supposed to be wives and mothers. Some women could be teachers or seamstresses, but career options were few. Certainly no women were doctors. But Elizabeth refused to accept the common beliefs that women weren't smart enough to be doctors, or that they were too weak for such hard work. And she would not take no for an answer.
A little girl imagines what her day would be like if she were Madam President. With deadpan wit and hilarious illustrations, Lane Smith introduces readers to an unforgettable new character
Who is your hero? Isabella's include US astronaut Sally Ride, activist Rosa Parks, and sharpshooter Annie Oakley - but there's no bigger hero than Isabella's own mommy! Join Isabella on an adventure of discovery - and find out how imagining to be these extraordinary women teaches her the importance of being her extraordinary self.
A nose for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this interactive guessing story.
Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule - until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret. But when at last her dream-bright music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream.
Clover always wondered why there was a fence that separated the black side of town from the white side. When a young white girl from the other side starts to sit on the fence, Clover's curiosity, and a friendship, develops.
A story that celebrates a brave girl's love of the game as she works to become a player in the first-ever All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
©2003 Scholastic (P)2004 Weston Woods
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