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GLOBAL BABY GIRLS by Global Fund for Children Kirkus Star


From the Global Babies series

by Global Fund for Children

Age Range: 0 - 1

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-58089-439-5
Publisher: Charlesbridge

In a natural follow-up to Global Babies (2006) and American Babies (2010), an empowering text and vibrant photos present baby girls from Canada, China, Guatemala, France, India, Liberia, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, the United States and more.

From the girl on the cover wearing a hijab to an American tyke wearing overalls, the girls mostly sport everyday wear in a broader range of colors than pink and purple. As girls are not always valued, the text, meted out in a few words per page, is a rallying cry in support of their potential: “Baby girls / can grow up / to change the world.” The portrait of each girl is presented on a full page or with a boldly colored border that allows for the occasional word of text. The babies mostly present happy or serious facial expressions, and a few engage in activities that illustrate girl power in subtle ways; an American baby, in her father’s arms, clutches a crayfish, and an Italian toddler looks as if she is “reading” aloud from a book.

Another baby-faced winner from the Global Fund for Children, with an important social message to boot. (Board book. 3 mos.-1)