“A smart, empowering retelling.” —Booklist
On her way to Grandma’s house, Little Red meets a wolf. Which might scare some little girls, but not this little girl. She knows just what the wolf is up to, and she’s not going to let him get away with it. In this updated fairy tale with a feminist twist, author-illustrator Bethan Woollvin (creator of Hansel & Gretel, Rapunzel, and Bo the Brave) uses sly humor, striking visuals, and a bit of bravery and ingenuity to turn a familiar tale on its head for modern readers. Fractured fairy tales meet girl power in this New York Times Best Illustrated book—a perfect choice for mighty girls as well as for elementary education units on fairy tales!
“Informative…guardians seeking a woman activist’s framework, with actionable steps that resonate today, will find this picture book attractive.” —Publishers Weekly
Frances Perkins was forever changed after witnessing the Triangle Waist Factory fire in 1911, so she decided to work to bring about new laws that would force employers to treat people better and make workplaces safer. As the first woman cabinet member, Frances had the opportunity to make real her bold vision of a country where no one was left out. As a result of the Social Security program that she created, we have built a society where we help one another. Deborah Hopkinson’s energetic text and Kristy Caldwell’s appealing illustrations introduce readers to a fascinating woman who has changed many American lives. Back matter features more information about Frances Perkins and Social Security and resources for economic education.
“Dreams, being true to oneself, body-image issues, single parenting, family dynamics, self-confidence, and a realistic depiction of friendship make this a refreshing coming-of-age read full of optimism, dreams, and plenty of stereotype-smashing laughs. A natural pick for Dumplin’ (2015) fans.” —Booklist
Haylah Swinton is navigating friends, family, boys, and her curvy body, and she’s pretty confident she’s mastered making light of every situation. But she has a big secret: one day, she’ll be a stand-up comedian star. So when impossibly cool and thirstalicious Leo reveals he’s also into comedy, Haylah jumps at the chance to ghost-write his sets. But is Leo as interested in returning the favor? Even though her friends warn her of Leo’s intentions, Haylah’s not ready to listen―and she might just be digging herself deeper toward heartbreak. If Haylah’s ever going to step into the spotlight, first she’ll need to find the confidence to put herself out there and strut like the leading lady she really is.
“Anglophiles, music and theater nerds, and those looking for some classic will-they-won’t-they romance will all find something to enjoy here.” —Kirkus Reviews
Nettie Delaney is a young singer who has just lost her mother and been accepted into the same prestigious performing arts school her superstar mother attended, but she hasn’t been able to sing a single note since her mother died. Whenever she tries, she just clams up. If Nettie’s going to survive a demanding first year and keep her place in a highly coveted program, she’ll have to work through her grief, find her voice, and deliver a showstopper. Or face expulsion. Vanessa Jones’ well-crafted journey of grief and healing is a moving tale that’s sure to inspire any young performers struggling to take their places in the spotlight.