There are many books being published right now that inspire girls to dream and believe in themselves. This book is another welcome addition to this much needed genre. In the introduction, the authors acknowledge that for many years it was a man’s world. Despite this many young girls became women who achieved great things. The authors clearly look forward to the trend continuing.
In entries of varying lengths, biographies are presented according to several areas including Leaders and Activists (including everyone from Cleopatra to Shirley Chishom to Indira Gahndi, Rosa Pars and Wangari Maathai to note just a few), Scientists and Inventors (including Mamie Phipps Clark, Nettie Stevens, Ada Lovelance and Rosalind Franklin among others), Artists and Writers (some of whom are Jane Austen, Joan Armarading, Melba Liston and Virginia Woolf) and Athletes and Adventurers (for example, Ida Pfeiffer, Venus Wiliams, Krystyna Skarbek and pirate Anne Bonny). As the reader can see, there are names that will be familiar along with others that will expand both children and parents’ horizons.
Unabashedly supportive of women, this book deserves to be on the shelves of schools, libraries and homes to remind girls of all they can do and be!