Goldie Takes a Stand: Golda Meir's First Crusade

1 CD. 10 min. Dreamscape. 2015. $14.99. ISBN 9781681414898.
RedReviewStarGr 1–3—Nine-year-old Goldie is the president of the American Young Sisters Society, a group of school friends she organized to raise money to buy textbooks for her immigrant classmates who can't afford them. In this picture book biography about Golda Meir's "first crusade," listeners get a glimpse at the early life of Israel's first woman prime minister and come to understand how she became known as a natural leader even at such a young age. Erin Yuen does a wonderful job creating a variety of distinct voices that combine to make this both a delightful and educational listening experience. The accompanying music and occasional, yet appropriate, background sounds effectively add to the recording.
VERDICT This is an important addition to both school and public library collections. Recommended. ["A solid choice for read-alouds, it could spark discussions about service learning, immigration, leadership, and inspiring female role models": SLJ 9/14 review of the Kar-Ben book.]

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