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Cover of A Girl Can Build Anything
A review of A Girl Can Build Anything by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo and Pat Zietlow Miller
Keisha Morris

This is a sneaky, beautiful little book. Just when you think it’s all about girl power (and power tools!) to build and construct bookshelves, parks, community gardens, and a community center - take a closer look at the illustrations. You’ll see an amazing progression of time, of six girls growing together into strong women - sisters in their shared love of building and making. There are so many things to love about this book: great friends, great building vocabulary (drills, drivers, levers, sheetrock!), and an empowering message to build, fail, and try again. This message is best captured in a full page spread of the girls in a group huddle, arms around each other, reminding each other “Take a breath. Take a break. Then… try again. Because failure isn’t final. It’s where new ideas are made.” If you have a daring, power tool loving girl (or boy!) in your life, you’ll need to check this one out and take some time exploring. You’re bound to spot something new with each additional read!

As if that isn’t enough to make you pick up this book TODAY at your local library - it is also by local Madison author Pat Zeitlow Miller!

Sep 29, 2023