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I want my girls to grow up to be strong, independent women. Its important to encourage that from a young age. Its wonderful to play house and have baby dolls, but they need to know that women don't have to be stuck in the kitchen. There is a whole world of options out there that is only as limited as their imaginations. They can do anything they dream of doing with hard work and dedication. "My Name Is Not Isabella" by Jennifer Fosberry is the perfect book to teach young girls about the inner strength of their gender.

"My Name is Not Isabella" is the story of an adorable little girl who uses her imagination to pretend to be some of history's most influential women. Your child can explore the worlds of courageous women throughout history like Sally Ride, Annie Oakley, Rosa Parks and more. And of course, Isabella also wants to be just like her own mother. Because we all know that there is nothing more rewarding than being a mother and that no one can set a better example for our daughters than ourselves.

My daughter and I enjoyed this adorable story and the incredible artwork of Mike Litwin. It conveys a powerful message in a way that is fun and appealing to young girls. Its a story you and your children will want to read again and again and is sure to become a family favorite. Encourage your daughter's imagine with Isabella today!

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The sequence starts off with the mother at the bedroom door saying, “Good morning Isabella. It’s time to get up and out of bed.” “My name is not Isabella!” said the little girl. “Then who has been sleeping in my daughter’s bed?” asked the mother.

“I am Sally, the greatest, toughest astronaut who ever was!” The mother in the story is wonderfully patient as her daughter cycles from being Isabella to Sally Ride one day then Annie Oakley, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Blackwell and mommy. All are important women in history, and mommy is a great hero for a little girl to have. Bios on each of the famous women catching Isabella’s imagination are included in the back.

My Name is Not Isabella should be able to spark conversations between moms and daughters about the real people behind the names that Isabella decides to take on for a while. The illustrations by Mike Litwin show Isabella as a spunky girl who is strong, smart, courageous and caring. I highly recommend it. My name is not Isabella
Review by Anastasia Hutson
The book starts with Isabella’s mom waking her up, calling her by her true name, Isabella. Throughout the book she denies all the names her mom calls her and dreams of everything she could become in life. From the start of the day to the end she thinks of everything from being an astronaut to a brave activist to the smartest scientist. The possibilities are endless for Isabella and she’s not going to let anyone stop her. No dream is too big for this little girl.
Initially I was confused as to why this little girl didn’t want to be called by her own name but as I read on I became drawn to this character and her desire to become anything in the world, and for her the sky was the limit and I admired that. The boldness and confidence that the main character carries gives the book an empowering tone. For little girls specifically, but really anyone, this book encourages people to dream bigger and put no limits on what they can achieve in life. Very often this story uses allusion to portray this powerful woman in history that this little girl, Isabella, is aspiring to be. She dreams of being a powerful activist like Rosa Parks and an intelligent scientist life Marie Curie and the list goes on. I feel that this is very empowering to the reader because it shows that we can do anything these woman did because they were people just like us.
The text and the illustrations complemented each other very well in this piece. Throughout the text the author used a few different font styles but most used the bolder styles to emphasize important words and phrases in the story. Things such as historical names and words such as, blast, march, discover, and patience were all bolded and put in a different font then the rest of the text. The story also had different mediums of art put into the illustrations. In the same page there was both a sketched type of drawing and very realistic images that look like they were cut and pasted onto the page. I think this gives the story some sort of realism that shows that even though these pictures are depicted as dreams or ideas they can be realistic just like the art is.
This book encourages young readers to dream big and set the sky as the limit. Also in a way I believe it shows them that they shouldn’t let people label them and tell them what they can and cannot be. I really enjoyed this book because I believe it’s important to teach children at a young age that they can be whatever they want to be and they can have whatever they put their minds to. I liked the positive message that this book gives.
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Those who know me know that raising strong girls who believe that they can do anything they set their hearts to, is a big priority in my life. If you haven’t already checked out A Mighty Girl, go check them out as soon as you are done reading this, as they are an amazing resource for great books. Our latest find from that site in an absolutely awesome book called My Name is Not Isabella.

The tagline to this book is “Just how big can a little girl dream?” The answer? To the moon and back. What is marvelous about this book, aside from the story itself, is that girls can get different things from this story at different ages.

The story is of a little girl named Isabella who wakes up one morning and tells her mom “my name is not Isabella.” The mom plays along and asks the little girl who she is. “I am Sally, the greatest, toughest astronaut who ever was.” As in Sally Ride, the first American woman to go into space in 1983. Each day Isabella wakes up with a new name and a new profession to go along with it, including the ever important job of “mommy.” At the end of the book, her mother puts her to sleep so she can dream “about who she would be tomorrow.”

What the kids don’t realize is that each time Isabella changes her name, she is naming a famous woman who has helped change our world. As a child matures, the back of the book has information on all of these women and definitions of the roles that helped make them special. My 6 year old and I were able to have a conversation about why these women were important. She can’t imagine a world where girls were not expected to go to school and when aspiring to a job outside of the home was not encouraged. We were also able to have a conversation about the activism of women like Rosa Parks and how seemingly small, incredibly brave, acts can make a huge impact in the world around us. This is also a great way to show girls that they can succeed in any job, even those that haven’t been typically dominated by women. It is great that my daughter has no clue that women haven’t been always welcomed with open arms to professions like medicine and science, but we need to keep it in her head that those are great jobs for anyone. Her current career choice is marine biologist, so we must be doing something right!

Jennifer Fosberry didn’t just write a great book for girls. For boys, there is a companion book called “My Name is Not Alexander.” It looks like a great book about men who changed the world.

Girls and boys can be anything that they want to be as long as we encourage them to dream big. This book is a good way to introduce young children to some of the most prominent women in history. Our daughter, who is almost 2.5, is currently in an "Isabella" obsession, asking to read this book for her bedtime story nearly every night. I asked her why she likes this book so much and she said "Because I like all the people in it." As an adult, it's a bit dull to read aloud, but it's clearly captivating for my daughter. She also really likes looking at the pictures of all the women at the end and asking "Who's that?" Since she's so young, I just give her a oneliner about each person, but as she gets older it will be nice to have the whole paragraph about each person. Incidentally, she also does the same thing on the page with the author and illustrator :)

I am a feminist and to me that means women should have all the options available to have the career they want, to be mothers if they want (or not), and to have the option but not obligation to be a stayathome parent if they so choose. From that perspective, I think this book offers some great role models to little girls in terms of the historical figures, but there is something about the Mommy character that doesn't sit right with me. It just seems like she has no identity outside of being a Mommy, and the fact that we never see her face also contributes to this feelinglike her nonMommy identity has been cut out and removed. It just seems to be contributing to the message that in order to be a good mother, women must give up the rest of their lives and focus entirely on their children. I haven't yet read the Alexander book but I wonder whether the Daddy figure is presented in the same way. And yes, I realize I'm reading a lot into the subtext of a simple children's book but this is clearly a book that is trying to convey feminist values (i.e. strong female role models), and I think it just didn't quite hit the nail on the head. Fosberry, J. (2008). My name is not Isabella. Union City, CA: Monkey Barrel Press.

Summary:
Isabella is a young girl who likes to change her name! Throughout her day, she becomes women who have changed history: from Sally Ride the first American female astronaut to Annie Oakley the fastest female “sharpshooter”, from Rosa Parks the civil rights activist to Marie Curie the first female scientist to win a Nobel Prize, from Elizabeth Blackwell the first female doctor to her own mother. At the back of the book is an afterward with information about the famous “women who changed the world”, including dates, a summary of their life and accomplishments, and an explanation of their title (what is an activist? etc…).

Review/Awards:
School Library Journal9/1/2008

Curriculum Connection:
* Good read aloud story for K1 grades; a story for grades 12 to read independently
* As SLJ notes: “use this story to ignite young readers’ interest in women’s history”, this is a good book for older children to use for historical research, especially women’s history studies. In grade 5, students are to “use more than one type of source to gather information on a single historical topic”, and this could give them ideas for who to research and perhaps even provide some information for that research.
* 21st century standards: 2.4.1, 2.4.3, 2.4.4

Grades: K2 I don't usually review children's books, but I really had to with this one.
I randomly bought this for my daughter at the school book fair; it was closing in ten minutes, so I had to make a quick decision. To be totally honest, I grabbed it because:

1) It was the only one I saw with a girl character who wasn't a princess
2) It was less than five bucks. Swish.

I looked at the cover and the subtitle, "just how big can a little girl dream?", saw the row of hats (e.g., astronaut helmet, head mirror, kerchief). I assumed it was encouraging girls to dream big and achieve good stuff out in the world. I support that goal but also found myself fantasizing about stories like that including motherhood as a worthwhile, commendable achievement.

When I eventually got the chance to read my daughter this book, I felt so happy that it exists, so proud of my intuition (okay, luck) in finding such a lovely book. I don't want to give it all away, but it not only encourages girls to dream big and achieve, it also weaves in actual, strong, intelligent women from history. AND, it even fulfilled my fantasy of validating motherhood as a worthwhile use of a woman's time, talent, and brains.

I kind of feel weepy thinking about it. I'm so proud to be an owner of this book, so proud to be a woman living today, so proud to share this book and my own thoughts about the strength and intelligence of women with my daughter, and my son. And my husband. And with all of you. I could share more, but my review is already longer than the book!

Seriously, go find it wherever you can. It will make us best friends. I read this and at the same time, immediately after, read My Name Is Not Alexander. I was tempted to write one review for both books, but I suppose my thoughts and feelings and what else I’d like to say are just different enough that I’ll write separate reviews.

This book is a conundrum. How can I find something both delightful and irritating, fun and boring, great and mediocre, etc. etc.? Well, I do. It ended up winning me over, for the most part.

Yes, it’s a “message book” and an “educational book” but I love the silliness and the ending. The aspect of a child saying they are not themselves but someone else, that they have some other name, is so familiar. Usually, with the kids I know, they’re just names they like. Here, it’s real people in history. And, at the end of the book, there are blurbs about them, more sophisticated portions than the story itself, but I’d recommend sharing this entire book with children, no matter what their age & stage. The women who changed the world that Isabella “is” and that have minibiographies included in the back are: Sally Ride (astronaut), Annie Oakley (sharpshooter), Rosa Parks (activist), Marie Curie (scientist), Elizabeth Blackwell (doctor), and mommy. And the very end, who Isabella is, and this mommy who’s second from the end, are my favorite parts of the book. The job description given to (mommy) is: “a mother is a person who uses love and wisdom to raise children to be caring, accomplished adults. My Goodreads’ friend Lee and her daughter have been on my mind a lot this week, and that’s such an apt description of Lee. Perhaps this part of the book touched my heart even more than it might have had my mind been elsewhere, but really, what’s not to love about this definition?!

I found the illustrations to be more than slightly odd, but they kind of grew on me, and I think they work. I also think I’d have loved this book as a child, not so much for the pictures, or even the history, though I would have been interested, but for the silliness of all the identity changes.

On the last page, there is a list of books consulted and a list of websites, all very useful for older children and/or additional book and research ideas.

3 1/2 stars