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Children's Nonfiction Counting & Numbers

3 2 1 Awesome!

20 Fearless Women Who Dared to Be Different

by (author) Eva Chen

illustrated by Derek Desierto

Feiwel & Friends
Initial publish date
Oct 2020
Counting & Numbers
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p


Instagram superstar andNew York Timesbestselling author ofJuno 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!—in3 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:
3straight sets for Billie Jean King's historic win...
2groundbreaking suffragettes named Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton...
1singular, sensational YOU!
With Derek Desierto's bold and vibrant art, Eva fans and readers of all ages will be transported through "herstory."

About the authors

Contributor Notes

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 ofLucky, Eva has also written forELLE,Vogue,Teen Vogue,Vogue China, theNew York Times, and theWall 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 ofJuno Valentine and the Magical Shoes; A Is for Awesome;Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure;and3 2 1 Awesome!
Derek Desierto 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.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for3 2 1 Awesome!:
"Counting down from 20, thischarming 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!:
APublishers 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, inHuffpost
Praise for Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes:
ANew York TimesBestseller!
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.” —
“Those who are 3, 13, or 30 can all enjoy the book.” —
"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

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