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Publisher's Summary

Anyone who's ever been underestimated or overshadowed will find inspiration in this empowering new book from Meena Harris, New York Times best-selling author of Kamala and Maya's Big Idea, which is based on a true story about her aunt, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and her mother, Maya Harris.

When a young girl sees a strong woman on TV labeled as "too assertive" and "too ambitious", it sends her on a journey of discovery through past, present, and future about the challenges faced by women and girls and the ways in which they can reframe, redefine, and reclaim words meant to knock them down.

As Ambitious Girl says:

No "too that" or "too this"
will stop what's inside us from flowering.

©2021 Meena Harris (P)2021 Little, Brown Young Readers

Critic Reviews

"The quick moral? Don’t let the world judge you - 'You tell them who you are.' The story is inclusive of all girls and some nonbinary folk in uplifting illustrations that shout the lessons, that 'too' is darkly overwhelming, but women before her have opened doors. Here, also, is the quote children everywhere have been learning in this political season - 'You may be the first someday, but don’t be the last - make space for more!'" (School Library Journal)

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A very inspirational book

A great young readers book that I found to be inspirational and well written. The intonations and inflections are excellent and wonderful. I highly recommend this book.

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No such thing as too ambitious!

Great read for anyone! Always go for it! Never be afraid to shine your light!