Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

This rhyming romp of a book carries an empowering message for kids: You can make a difference even if you're young. With diverse characters, engaging illustrations and a sense of humor, this tale of community improvement helps children understand that they have a voice in what happens in their neighborhoods. For ages 5 to 7 years. Also available in Spanish.

40 pages. ©2019.
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Reader Reviews for this Book

kaalvarado

Review posted September 21, 2020

5

Oh my how we could all read this book and wish we were young again. Making a difference is how I live my life. If I can make a difference in any life I touch then I have met my life goal. Sofia set a goal to experience life and what ever rolled her way she would make it better. I enjoyed the illustrations and story. I will be getting the Spanish version next as i work in a Bilingual school.

holtman

Review posted September 17, 2020

5

Fun and empowering book to inspire kids

Kiwio

Review posted September 13, 2020

5

It’s a fun book with a great cadence which makes it easy to read and enjoyable to read aloud. It talks about how anyone can change their world and really inspires change.

Shaworth

Review posted September 12, 2020

5

What a great inspirational book for kids of all ages.

Nstein910

Review posted September 6, 2020

5

Great book. Written in a fun and engaging way with beautiful illustrations, a great message, and diverse set of characters. Will be reading this with many students this year.

Danielle

Review posted September 2, 2020

5

Fantastic book that promotes community and leadership. An excellent read for K-3!

HeidiVenture

Review posted August 31, 2020

5

I've ordered a lot of free books from The Ford Family Foundation's Select Books program. A lot. They've been great. But this one. This is the first one I've been this excited to write a review for! Sofia Valdez, Future Prez is a children's story of how to be a Community Builder. There is so much right with this story. The hero is a young Latina who finds her courage to ask for help to improve her community, for her community. She sees a need, and even though it isn't easy, she rallies local government and local residents to make change happen. She's a Community Builder. I ordered this book to read to my grandboy. It will be a simple way for me to bring up the ideas of responsibility, local governance, and community building. I'll get to talk about these important ideas every time we read the book together. And, the book presents a competent, strong, female person of color in a positive way that isn't trite or tokenizing. Available in both Spanish and English. Free for residents of Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. Sofia Valdez, Future Prez should be in every library in rural Oregon. Whoever found this book for the Select Books program, well done. Well done.

Xnohr

Review posted August 28, 2020

5

My daughters, 5 & 10, and I greatly enjoyed this book. I liked that it showed how a person, no matter how young, can make positive impacts within their communities and work with others to create meaningful change.

Stacy Armstrong

Review posted July 29, 2020

5

An inspiring story of a helpful little girl who inspires others to do the right thing. The rhyming text is so fun to read aloud! A great multicultural selection for any school or home library.

LaurenKraemer

Review posted July 28, 2020

5

This was an excellent book for my two sons (and their parents) who are learning how to be community builders, activists, and allies for our community. We have read it several times since we received it in the mail last week. It is a great way to illustrate the power of one voice and the ability of one individual to make change. Thank you for including this as a select-book. We hope you will add more books like this and others that will help us learn about racial justice and health equity.

ajcook521

Review posted July 28, 2020

5

I love reading Sofia Valdez, Future Prez! My 2 year old niece has also loved it and we've been talking about working together to help the community. Highly recommend!

mluedtke

Review posted July 27, 2020

5

This was a wonderful book to bring to our home library. My small kids (ages 3 and 6) were already familiar with some of the children at Blue River Creek from previous books by the same author. Expanding this world to feature Sofia and her dedication and resolve to improve her community for all its members was wonderful! Having been raised in a multi-generational home and actually, years later, working to build a community park, this story was especially poignant.

Jperrolle

Review posted July 27, 2020

5

This is our current family favorite! After reading it we immediately went to our library and checked out 7 more books by the same author.

Gacevedo516

Review posted July 27, 2020

5

Great book! Loved how diverse and inclusive this book is. It is inspiring to see activism and a book students can see themselves connected to.

Lizh89

Review posted July 27, 2020

5

I found the Ford Foundation on Facebook, and what a lovely surprise. The book we received was Sofia Valdez, Future Prez- and it's awesome! My 6 year old daughter was very excited because she has read the other 3 books by the same author. The book features a strong Latina, female character and centers on the themes of family, internal strength, and community. THANK YOU FOR THE BOOK!!!