Marisol: A Little Girl With a Big Dream
Marisol: A Little Girl With a Big Dream is an important book for several reasons. It not only supports the idea that girls can be anything they want to be but, since Marisol’s dream is to be an environmental chemist, it also teaches the reader about the dangers of pollution to humans, animals, and the plants we rely upon for sustenance. Marisol also demonstrates emotional growth by handling a tough conversation in a manner that is considerate of the feelings of her mother. There is also a sprinkling of Spanish in the text so those new to the language can learn a few words as they read and those whose first language is Spanish will feel a connection to Marisol. The book inspires children, to dream big!