Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Review of Hillary Rodham Clinton Dreams: Taking Flight by Kathleen Krull

Hillary Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight
Author: Kathleen Krull
Illustrator: Amy June Bates
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's
Hardcover, $16.99
(Aug. 26, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1416971297
ISBN-13: 978-1416971290

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.

Rating: 9/10.

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  1. Actually I never know Hillary aspired to be an astronaut!

    Good review. thanks!

    Let the best win :-)

  2. we love kids' books that are biographical or historical -- thanks for a great review.

  3. I would LOOOOVE to read this book. Thanks for the review and the recommendation.