Junko Tabei Masters the Mountains
by Rebel Girls
Rebel Girls are everywhere. Their stories encourage girls to take risks and to believe in themselves. This illustrated chapter book is filled with what makes the series a perfect one for young readers. Here is the story of a girl who learned to take risks even when she was worried or scared, and who was the first woman to climb the world’s tallest mountain. It is an inspiring title, not only for Junko’s athletic accomplishments but also for her character and caring. Her life was not always easy. For example, there were deaths in her family. She did not always feel that she fit in but she kept putting one foot in front of the other. Junko is a fine role model.
The author does a nice job of telling Junko’s story in a book that is filled with details about her life, a special teacher who believed in her, and her her home country, Japan. I highly recommend it.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Rebel Girls for this title. All opinions are my own.
From the Publisher
About the Rebel Girls Chapter Book Series
Introducing stories based on the lives of incredible women throughout history, each stunningly designed chapter book features full-color illustrations and bonus activities to encourage kids to explore the various fields in which each of these women thrived.
Introducing Junko Tabei Masters the Mountains
A creative reimagining of the life of Junko Tabei on her quest to climb the tallest mountain in the world
Follow mountaineer Junko Tabei on her journey to be the first woman to summit Mount Everest.
Junko Tabei Masters the Mountains will take young readers through Junko’s fearless life page by page, filled with colorful illustrations and activities perfect for both bedtime stories and educational learning.
Inside the Chapter Book
|Full-color Illustrations Featuring full-color illustrations by artist Montse Galbany, which depict Junko Tabei at all ages, the Japanese landscape, as well as her experiences hiking and climbing across the globe.||Bonus Content This book includes bonus exercises and challenges to inspire young readers to think about their own adventures and conquering their fears. These activities were developed in partnership with Cotopaxi, a mission-based outdoor company that diverts a percentage of profits toward addressing poverty and supporting community development.||Exploring the Natural World The stories that children read at a young age tell them about their role in the world and inform their hopes and dreams. By presenting a diverse role model who is not only participating in the natural world but engaging with it, we hope that all readers will feel welcome on protected lands.|