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Create, prevail, change the world . . . like a GIRL This celebration of international girl power honors a multitude of women who made a difference. "As an introduction to women's power and possibilities, this choice rises above the rest." --Kirkus Once upon a time, "like a girl" was considered an insult. Not anymore In art, aviation, politics, sports, every walk of life, girls are demonstrating their creativity, perseverance, and strength. From civil rights activist Rosa Parks, who stood up for her beliefs by staying seated, to astronaut Sally Ride, who soared to the skies, the 24 women profiled here took risks, acted up, broke barriers, and transformed the world. With its simple yet powerful text, this book will inspire young women everywhere. Subjects include:
Rosa Parks * Mother Teresa * Malala Yousafzai * Ruby Bridges * Helen Keller * Tammy Duckworth * Wilma Rudolph * Temple Grandin * Frida Kahlo * Zaha Hadid * R.J. Palacio * Maya Angelou * Amelia Earhart * Bessie Coleman * Sally Ride * Mae Carol Jemison * Simone Biles * Gail Devers * Babe Didrikson Zaharias * Gertrude Ederle * Jane Addams * Irena Sendler * Wangari Maathal * Harriet Tubman.
About the Author
Lori Degman is the author of the award-winning picture books 1 Zany Zoo and Cock-a-Doodle Oops! as well as Just Read (Sterling) and other books for children. Lori was a teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing and is now a full-time author. She lives in Vernon Hills, IL, with her family. Visit her at Loridegman.com. Mara Penny studied both interior design and jewelry design in college. She is the illustrator of The Practical Witch's Spell Book (Running Press). She lives with her family in Oakland, CA.