CHICKS RULE! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Illustrated Renee Kurilla, Harry N. Abrams, Abrams Kids, Manda


All in step with wing in wing . . . Chicks can conquer anything! Nerdy Chick has been waiting all day for the Rocket Club meeting. But when she gets there, she finds a disturbing sign tacked to the door: “NO CHICKS ALLOWED!!!” Puzzled, then baffled, then just plain mad, Nerdy Chick sets out to change the rules. Along the way, she meets other chicks who are just like her: passionate and determined. From Soccer Chick to Science Chick and Wordy Chick to Yoga Chick, these chicks aren’t willing to take “NO” for an answer. They rally together, march to the barn at the center of town, and—when they hear “NO” once again—chart their own path forward (or, rather, up, up, and away!). A celebration of girl power and community action, Chicks Rule! is the playful, diverse, victorious anthem chicks everywhere will love.

approx. 34 pages

Out February 12, 2019


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Renee Kurilla did a fantastic job illustrating this story. All the colorful pages, even the inside covers were full of bright topic related material. This book covers diversity and female power, teamwork, courage, and so much more. I would even go as far as saying there’s a feminism touch to it.

The story is clever and ingenious. The author writes that when chicks are told no, they can still succeed by uniting and working together. In this ‘Me Too’ movement of today, this book comes at a great time invoking thought and pride and equality.

I love this book, but there’s a little part of me that feels sad that a story like this, still has a need to be written. A sign of the times…

Anyway, that is just me. This book is bang on and full of encouragement, bravery, idealism, positivity, and equality.  I know kids will love it.

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