Nomination: Isabella of Castile

 Bridges, Shirin Yim. Isabella of Castile. Illus. by Albert Nguyen. Unpaged. Goosebottom Books, $18.95 (9780984509843). Gr. 2-5. [jw]

Isabella showed her strength and independence by choosing her own husband and then forging an uniquely equal relationship with him. She led Spain in a war that eventually  made it the large, powerful, wealthy country that was able to sponsor Christopher Columbus.

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