Instagram superstar Eva Chen, author of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, is back with an alphabet board book featuring spirited illustrations that depict 23 feminist icons. - (Baker & Taylor)
Why stick with plain old A, B, C when you can have Amelia (Earhart), Malala, Tina (Turner), Ruth (Bader Ginsburg), all the way to eXtraordinary You—and the Zillion of adventures you will go on?
Instagram superstar Eva Chen, author of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, is back with an alphabet board book depicting feminist icons in A Is for Awesome: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World, featuring spirited illustrations by Derek Desierto.
- (McMillan Palgrave
Instagram superstar Eva Chen is back with an alphabet board book depicting 23 feminist icons. - (McMillan Palgrave)
Publishers Weekly Reviews
In this alphabet board book, Chen, director of fashion partnerships at Instagram, celebrates 23 women artists, scientists, activists, entertainers, authors, and other influencers. Juno, the protagonist from Chen's picture book Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, makes a brief cameo to kick things off: "There's a whole world of inspiring sheroes out there.... Here are some of my favorites!" Chen features well-known contemporary figures, including Beyoncé Knowles, Malala Yousafzai, and Oprah Winfrey, as well as those less familiar to young readers (Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of the Washington Post, and businesswoman Pat McGrath). A reflective surface on the final spread enables readers to see themselves—literally—among the broad-ranging influential figures. Ages 1–3. (Feb.)
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