I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the A IS FOR AMBITIOUS by Meena Harris and illustrator Marissa Valdez Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About The Book:
Title: A IS FOR AMBITIOUS
Author: Meena Harris and illustrator Marissa Valdez
Paperback Pub. Date: March 14, 2023
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, TBD, Bookshop.org
The awesome, bold, charming, and decidedly ambitious new picture book by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ambitious Girl, Meena Harris, is also a must-have ABC book.
The #1 bestselling team behind Ambitious Girl is back to take AG on a new adventure. A is for ambitious—and so much more in this fun and empowering picture book that reclaims words often used to undermine girls and women from A to Z. When they’re ready to take on the world, ambitious readers will have the vocabulary to do so.
This book offers ambitious children everywhere inspiration as they pursue their goals and dreams. With a powerful message for us all, this is a perfect read aloud for showing children the power of words.
As a mom there is only so many “A is for Apple, B is for Ball” ABC books one can handle. That’s why I loved Meena Harris’ “A is for Ambitious” so much, it is a fresh take on the alphabet, while educating children on the importance of being headstrong, loud, opinionated, quirky and so much more. These aren’t necessarily every day words, and they certainly aren’t another boring take on ABCs.
The unique alphabet pairings are further brought to life by Valdez’ bright and bold illustrations. Feature individuals of all colors and abilities there is representation abound across the pages. From rallies, to gardening, science to scuba diving, the activities portrayed within further add to the fun throughout this read.
For any parent, kid, teacher, or caregiver tired of the same old ABCs, tired of not seeing their kids represented, ready to a fresh take on with an inclusive book, “A is for Ambitious” is for you. This will certainly become a staple around our own house.
About Meena Harris:
Like Ambitious Girl and Amalia the Elf, Meena Harris was born into a family of ambitious women whose legacy continues to inspire her. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ambitious Girl, a lawyer, an entrepreneur, and the founder of Phenomenal, a values-driven, 360-degree media company that centers women and historically excluded communities. She currently resides in the Bay Area with her husband and two daughters.
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About Marissa Valdez:
Marissa is a two times #1 NY Times bestselling children’s book illustrator and author. She’s a 2016 graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she received a BFA in Animation. She loves to illustrate stories that are overflowing with humor, wit, and totally out-there situations.
In her spare time, Marissa gets her illustration inspiration by wandering around natural science museums, watching super-cool dinosaur documentaries and playing with her two fat cats in Birmingham, UK.
Marissa is represented by Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
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1 winner will receive a finished copy of A IS FOR AMBITIOUS, US Only.
Ends March 28th, midnight EST.