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Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

Hood, Susan, Blackall, Sophie, Martin, Emily Winfield, Strickland, Shadra, Sweet, Melissa, Pham, LeU
Format: Hardback
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc (HarperCollins)
Published: February 8, 2018
ISBN: 9780062699459
48 pages

£12.99

A stellar ensemble of picture book creators-all women-join together to celebrate a sampling of history’s young female revolutionaries. Inspired by the Womens March and the ongoing focus on women’s rights-here is the ideal introduction for the next generation of tenacious and determined rabble-rousers. “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women-each paired with a noteworthy female artist-to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers. From the award-winning author of Ada’s Violin, Susan Hood, this is a poetic and visual picture book that celebrates persistent women throughout history. Among the powerful pairings: Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall takes on heroic World War II spies Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne; Selina Alko is matched with the brave Malala Yousafzai; New York Times bestselling illustrator Emily Winfield Martin is paired with the inventor of the controversial one-piece bathing suit, Annette Kellerman; and Shadra Strickland introduces America’s first known female firefighter, Molly Williams. While women make up over half of the U.S. population, they face discrimination, have less representation in government and other fields, and struggle every day for their human rights. It is more important now than ever to raise a generation of girls who, in the face of adversity, persevere. This book was written, illustrated, edited, and designed by women. Includes a foreword by a prominent female activist, an author’s note, a timeline, and additional resources. This book features: Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Hadley Hooper, Emily Winfield Martin, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Sara Palacios, LeUyen Pham, Erin Robinson, Isabel Roxas, Shadra Strickland, and Melissa Sweet.

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