A brilliant, inclusive ode to self-expression, girl power, and the many things readers can create.
Have you ever dreamed of building something? Maybe something little—like a birdhouse? Or something big—like a skyscraper? If you can envision it, you can build it! A Girl Can Build Anything is a playful celebration of all the different ways girls can make things—from tinkering to tool wielding, from ideas on paper to big, lived-out dreams that require brick and mortar. This fun and empowering ode to self expression will inspire readers to jump up and immediately start to build. Because they can. They can do anything!
About the Author
e.E. Charlton-Trujillo is a Mexican American author, filmmaker, and co-founder of the nonprofit Never Counted Out. Trujillo has written several award-winning YA and middle grade novels, and they are also the co-author of Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules and Lupe Lopez: Reading Rock Star with New York Times bestselling author Pat Zietlow Miller. They live in Texas. You can visit e.E. Charlton-Trujillo online at EECharlton-Trujillo.com or follow them on Twitter @PinataDirector.
Pat Zietlow Miller is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of many picture books, including, Sophie’s Squash, Wherever You Go, Be Kind, Remarkably You, When You Are Brave, Be Strong, What Can You Do with a Rock?, and many others. She lives with her family in Wisconsin. You can visit Pat Zietlow Miller online at PatZietlowMiller.com or follow her on Twitter @PatZMiller.
Keisha Morris is a freelance writer and illustrator for picture books and a member of SCBWI who loves getting to create characters whose personalities jump off the page. She earned her BFA in illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Keisha is the illustrator of several books for children, including For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World, When My Cousins Come to Town, When the Schools Shut Down, and others. Keisha lives with her wife, daughter, and two crazy cats in Maryland. You can visit Keisha Morris online at KeishaMorris.com or follow her on Twitter@Kekkerz and on Instagram @Kekkerz86.
★"[A] delightful read that showcases exactly what girls are capable of. Inspiring and motivating . . . This get-it-done book carries an important message for all children." --School Library Journal, starred review
“Imagination, ingenuity, and innovation come together in this ode to the building power of girls…Empowering…A pleasant, confidence-building poem.” – Kirkus
“Joyful…Cheerful, inclusive…Eye-catching…The girls of this story imagine, learn, try, and persevere until they’ve built something new, beautiful, and useful. This ode to girl power should inspire tinkerers and future builders alike.” – Horn Book Magazine
“Empowering…Encourages girls to make their creative ideas a reality…Full of movement and engaging details…Teamwork and making friends with others who share the same interests stand out in this comprehensive title.” – Booklist
"[A Girl Can Build Anything] empowers readers to dream—and build—big . . . A confidence-boosting look at teamwork that shows the whole as greater than the sum of its parts." --PW