Monday, September 10, 2018

HERSTORY: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World by Katherine Halligan / Book Review #Herstory50WomenAndGirlsWhoShookUpTheWorld

By: Katherine Halligan
Illustrated by: Sarah Walsh
Published by: Simon & Schuster
To Be Released on: September 11th, 2018
Ages: 8 & up
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Rating: 5 Owlets 
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

Move aside history—it’s time for herstory.

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.

Not anymore.

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!

An inspiring collection of 50 women and girls who shook up the world. This book is one that will inspire readers of all ages. With it's compilation of brief histories on each person featured, this book is a great introduction into some ordinary people who have done some extraordinary things. From historical to modern day, these 50 women and girls have left their mark on the world, and continue to do so today. Not only is this book great for elementary school research papers, it also makes a great addition to both classroom and school libraries. 

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