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When Hillary was young, she wanted to be an astronaut, to soar as high as the stars above. She kept reaching up and up as she grew. There were people who told her no. But she didn't listen to them. There were people who didn't think she could do it. But she believed in herself. And Hillary has been making history ever since. This is the inspiring story of a girl with dreams as big as the open sky.
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on Aug 26, 2008
ISBN: 9781416984870
List price: $13.99
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Let me say this first, I am not much of a Hillary Clinton fan. I was reluctant in reading this book, but after reading it, I found it uplifting and empowering. It is admirable for a woman to achieve high goals and over come difficult obstacles. What I found very touching are the inspiring quotes throughout the book. "Try harder, you can do better", "Dare to compete", and "Take the lead role in your own life" are some of my favorite quotes. I also liked how it went in dept about her life at the end of the book. This book is not only for girls, but for boys as well. The overall message I received from this was to never let anyway get in your way of your goals. I have different activities that can connect with the book. One is to have my students pick an issue they are passionate about or want to change. For example, it can be cleaner air, feeding the homeless, or better schools. The students can then reach out to their senators or representatives, and write a letter about how they would like to see a change on a certain problem. It is VERY important for me to let my students know that taking part in politics is important. Another activity would be to learn about women's right to vote or to attend school. The illustrations are wonderful too. The cool colors give it a positive vibe.read more
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This picture book teaches life lessons through the biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton. An inspirational story for young girls.read more
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Kathleen Krull created a great picture book biography on Hillary Clinton. The book starts from her childhood where she struggled because women still did not have all of their rights, to her making a difference by being a lawyer and working in the government. The book also has a section at the end providing further details about Hillary Clinton's life. The author also provides sources where she received some of her information from.read more
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Let me say this first, I am not much of a Hillary Clinton fan. I was reluctant in reading this book, but after reading it, I found it uplifting and empowering. It is admirable for a woman to achieve high goals and over come difficult obstacles. What I found very touching are the inspiring quotes throughout the book. "Try harder, you can do better", "Dare to compete", and "Take the lead role in your own life" are some of my favorite quotes. I also liked how it went in dept about her life at the end of the book. This book is not only for girls, but for boys as well. The overall message I received from this was to never let anyway get in your way of your goals. I have different activities that can connect with the book. One is to have my students pick an issue they are passionate about or want to change. For example, it can be cleaner air, feeding the homeless, or better schools. The students can then reach out to their senators or representatives, and write a letter about how they would like to see a change on a certain problem. It is VERY important for me to let my students know that taking part in politics is important. Another activity would be to learn about women's right to vote or to attend school. The illustrations are wonderful too. The cool colors give it a positive vibe.
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This picture book teaches life lessons through the biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton. An inspirational story for young girls.
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Kathleen Krull created a great picture book biography on Hillary Clinton. The book starts from her childhood where she struggled because women still did not have all of their rights, to her making a difference by being a lawyer and working in the government. The book also has a section at the end providing further details about Hillary Clinton's life. The author also provides sources where she received some of her information from.
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As a young girl, Hillary Rodham dreamed of being an astronaut. Although life would ultimately take her down a different path, her dreams served her well later in life. In Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight, author Kathleen Krull and illustrator Amy June Bates share the story of a little girl who followed her dreams and became an inspiration to millions of women of all ages.Beautiful watercolor art and inspiring quotations accompany Krull’s writing. We follow Hillary through her early education all the way to law school, from her time as First Lady of Arkansas to the First Lady of the United States, all the way to her historic run for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination. Hillary faced many obstacles along the way, but her hard work and determination to succeed are an incredible example to young girls with big dreams.This book would be a good choice for classroom or home school use. In addition to the main story, Kathleen Krull has included five pages of more detailed information about the events covered in the book. This supplemental material is very interesting and will deepen an older child’s understanding of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s life and career.
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This book did not receive any awards. This book is good for kindergarten and up until 2nd grade because it is an easy read that will be good for them to see gender fairness. This story is about Hillary Clinton and some of her achievements and how she never let anyone's negative comments bring her down. She over came great diversity to be where she is now. This story deals with gender equality and overcoming adversity. After we read this book they can draw what they dream of doing when they get older and they can write 2 or 3 sentences about it.
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There is definitely some visual appeal with this book. The illustrations and cover art, which depicts a 14- or 15-year-old Hillary lost in a daydream, appear to be done with charcoal and watercolors. The font used to write the subtitle is continued throughout the book to offset inspirational quotes on each page that are related to, but not part of, the text. This gives some nice continuity and helps younger readers establish what is and isn’t part of the ‘story”. 
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