3 2 1 Awesome!: 20 Fearless Women Who Dared to Be Different (Board book)
Instagram superstar and New York Times bestselling author of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes Eva Chen shines a spotlight on 20 amazing women—including Megan Rapinoe, Sonia Sotomayor, Shirley Chisholm, Greta Thunberg and more!—in 3 2 1 Awesome! a sassy and fun counting board book, perfect for the youngest of budding feminists.
Why stick to counting on fingers and toes when you can count:
3 straight sets for Billie Jean King's historic win...
2 groundbreaking suffragettes named Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton...
1 singular, sensational YOU!
With Derek Desierto's bold and vibrant art, Eva fans and readers of all ages will be transported through "herstory."
About the Author
Eva Chen is a first-generation Chinese-American who grew up in New York City. She blames her deviation from pre-med at Johns Hopkins University on a love of fashion and beauty instilled in her by her mother, whose perfect bob and lipstick made a permanent imprint on her impressionable young mind. Previously the editor in chief of Lucky, Eva has also written for ELLE, Vogue, Teen Vogue,Vogue China, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. She is currently the head of fashion partnerships at Instagram, where she is guilty of the occasional duck-face selfie. Eva lives in New York City with her husband and two children. She is the author of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, A Is for Awesome, and Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure.
Derek Desierto, illustrator of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, is a Vancouver-based illustrator, designer, and overall nice guy from a nice family. His animation work has been recognized by the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the National Cartoonist Society, and 9 Story Media Group. Currently, he is living the dream as a freelance artist for animated TV shows and picture books. His ultimate goal in life is to meet Oprah and become one of her Favorite Things.
Praise for 3 2 1 Awesome!:
"Counting down from 20, this charming board book profiles strong contemporary and historical women ... The choices are solid and represent a diverse range of women and professions. The countdown ends by bringing readers in; number one is 'The 1 and only YOU, a singular sensation. The world is yours to change!'" —Booklist
Praise for A Is for Awesome!:
A Publishers Weekly Bestseller!
"That theme of swinging for the fences and going for it is the undercurrent in this book. Even though it’s about how they’re all awesome, the real undercurrent is, 'Look at all these people who are superheroes who are just like you.' I try to tell that to my daughter." —Hasan Minhaj, in Huffpost
Praise for Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes:
A New York Times Bestseller!
Featured in Oprah Magazine's Holiday Gift Guide
Recommended by Rachael Ray as the perfect holiday gift
Featured in InStyle's Holiday Gift Guide
“[A] fresh take on a fairy tale.” —Forbes.com
“Those who are 3, 13, or 30 can all enjoy the book.” —Vogue.com
"Not only does this book pay homage to some of history's greatest women, it also gives them snaps for their fashion sense." —Romper
"Kids need more books like this." —HelloGiggles
"[This book is] not going to drop without a bang." —Refinery29
"[A] charming story." —MyDomaine
“Chen proves that the accessory can actually provide an important teachable moment for young kids.” —WhoWhatWear
A beautiful story linking music, math, and culture through illustration and problem solving. A great addition to any classroom eager to introduce numbers with a clever character, bright art, and plentiful back matter information. - Review by Jessica