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In “Girls Wear Combat Boots Too” by Dee Bryant, readers are swept into the courageous journey of young Grace Skylar Jamison as she confronts her fear of heights and dares to chase her dreams. With vibrant illustrations and a heartwarming narrative, Bryant delivers a tale of resilience and determination that inspires both children and adults alike.

Author Dee Bryant, a retired Army veteran, brings her firsthand experiences and passion for empowerment to the pages of her children’s books. Following the success of her first publication, Bryant continues to uplift and encourage young minds with her storytelling. “Girls Wear Combat Boots Too,” published in 2019, stands as a testament to Bryant’s commitment to fostering courage and self-belief in her readers.

At the heart of the story lies Grace, a spirited young girl with a deep admiration for her mother’s military service. Despite her fear of heights stemming from a playground accident, Grace dreams of following in her mother’s footsteps as a parachutist. Bryant skillfully portrays Grace’s journey of overcoming her fear through perseverance and determination. From tentative steps off the porch to exhilarating flights in an airborne simulator, Grace’s gradual triumph resonates with readers of all ages.

Bryant’s narrative is complemented by vibrant illustrations that bring the story to life on the page. The use of vivid colors and dynamic imagery enhances the reader’s immersion in Grace’s world, making each page a visual delight. “Girls Wear Combat Boots Too” is not only a captivating read but also an engaging visual experience that captivates the imagination.

Beyond its entertainment value, “Girls Wear Combat Boots Too” carries a powerful message of empowerment and resilience. Through Grace’s journey, Bryant instills in her readers the belief that nothing is impossible when one has the courage to pursue their dreams. The bond between parent and child is celebrated as Grace’s journey becomes a shared triumph for families reading together.

Dee Bryant’s skillful storytelling and C.J. Love’s vibrant illustrations make this book a captivating addition to any child’s library. Whether facing fears or chasing dreams, readers of all ages will find inspiration within the pages of this delightful tale. Dive into Grace’s inspiring journey and discover the magic of chasing dreams. Add this empowering book to your collection today and embark on a memorable literary adventure with Dee Bryant.

Purchase the Book Today on Amazon.

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Reviewer: Emily Thomson
Date of Review: May 28, 2024

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