Celebrate fifty inspiring and powerful women who changed the world and left their mark in this lavishly illustrated biography compilation that’s perfect for fans of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and She Persisted.
Throughout history, girls have often been discussed in terms of what they couldn’t or shouldn’t do.
It’s time for herstory—a celebration of not only what girls can do, but the remarkable things women have already accomplished, even when others tried to stop them.
In this uplifting and inspiring book, follow the stories of fifty powerhouse women from around the world and across time who each managed to change the world as they knew it forever. Telling the stories of their childhood, the challenges they faced, and the impact of their achievements, each lavishly illustrated spread is a celebration of girl power in its many forms. From astronauts to activists, musicians to mathematicians, these women are sure to motivate young readers of all backgrounds to focus not on the can’ts and shouldn’ts, but on what they can do: anything!
Katherine Halligan grew up near the beach in California with her nose in a book and her toes in the sand. She studied arts, literature, history, and languages, travelling and living all over the world. Her love of words and pictures led her to work as a publisher, writing over 100 books for children along the way. She lives—once again—near the beaches in California with her husband and their two daughters.
Sarah Walsh grew up in upstate New York. When she was young she was obsessed with animals. So much so that she wanted to be one, and wore different animal costumes all year round. She also knew in her heart that she would be an artist someday…if she worked hard enough! Sarah is now an internationally published illustrator and lives with her family in Kansas City.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 11, 2018)
Length: 112 pages
Grades: 3 and up
Ages: 8 - 99
Lexile ® 1080L
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* "The duo devotes each bustling, scrapbook collage–style spread to a different subject, layering biographical details against expressive portraits, photographs, and ephemera....Halligan and Walsh offer approachable educational content about lesser-known subjects in a warm and vibrant visual presentation."
– Publisher's Weekly - starred review
"This attractive collection profiles 50 inspiring women across the centuries, from the famous to those who aren’t (but should be)....After so many years of ignoring female accomplishments, this volume is a welcome addition to the many recent efforts to join her-story with his-story to reflect our-story."
– School Library Connection
"From its oversize dimensions to its fantastic use of color, this volume draws readers into the life of each woman it profiles....The result evokes a treasured, hand-crafted scrapbook rather than a dry, biographical dictionary....This joyful introduction to significant women throughout history is highly recommended."
– School Library Journal
Awards and Honors
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title