Thirty-six mini biographies of groundbreaking, outspoken, odds-defying Jewish women explore their fascinating lives, as well as the ways in which they were shaped by their heritage.
Probing the lives of historic icons like Anne Frank to contemporary heroines such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the book also provides an overview of modern Jewish history. Subjects ranging from Anna Freud, the founder of psychoanalytic child psychology to fashion mogul Diane von Furstenberg to photographer Diane Arbus offer a fascinating window into the ways Jewish women have approached their fields and embraced their identities. The captivating stories of luminaries from the worlds of politics, literature, activism, the arts, business, science, and more show how these women—in many cases—overcame the obstacles of being both Jewish and female to make their unique mark—and how being Jewish impacted their journeys.
Julie Merberg is the bestselling author of My First Jewish Baby Book, It's a Mitzvah, My First Book of Girl Power, The Big Book of Girl Power, My First Book of Feminism (for Boys), My First Book of Feminism, No! My First Book of Protest, Baby's First Eames, and the Minimasters Art series. She lives in New York City with her husband, the writer David Bar Katz, and their four sons.