About the book
There are many ladies in history who have left their mark. 100 Women Who Made History takes kids on a tour of the past and uncovers the stories of the women and girls who have shaped the modern world.
From super scientists like Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin to clued-up creatives like Emily Dickinson and J.K. Rowling to leading ladies like Joan of Arc and Eleanor Roosevelt, profiles explore the lives of each woman in detail, and photography and quirky "bobble-head" illustrations present history in a new and fun way. Kids can put each woman's story into context with "what came before…" and "what came after…" panels showing the things that influenced and were influenced by each woman. Special features highlight contemporaneous women and women in similar fields to paint a more complete picture for young readers.
A wonderful inspiration for young girls and a great learning tool for all children, 100 Women Who Made History proves that this isn't just a man's world.
I was delighted to realized that DK had published a book about 100 women who made history. A couple of years ago, I have the privilege to review their book 100 People Who Made History and I was looking forward to discover this new title. I was not disappointed. The book contains great women who made a mark in history whether with creativity, science, leadership, entrepreneurship and more.
Each woman will be presented in a one or two pages presentation and will highlights her accomplishments in life. Some of the women in this book are well know like Joan of Arc, Sacagawea, or Rosa Parks. However, there are names which are less familiar like Peggy Guggenheim, Althea Gibson, or Emmeline Pankhurst. Still whether well known or not, these women have shaped history and could be interesting in discovering.
When we received this book to review, it didn’t take long for my nine years old daughter to pick it up in order to read it. As she read some of the women’s name in the book, she stumble onto Josephine Baker. Turns out that we had just watched the episode in which she appeared in the television show Timeless. The show is about time travel and cross the path of famous people through history. Nevertheless, Jasmine was happy to see that Josephine was part of the book. But what I particularly find interesting is that she had an interest in reading the journal of Anne Frank after reading the information on the young Jewish girl. Mind you, I recognize that the journal present some historical information that could be disturbing for a young girl like my Jasmine. Fortunately I also had a junior version of the journal. I also told her that it was a difficult subject to read about and that I would understand if she puts it aside for a time. She has started it and after a week she has put it aside. I will encourage her to continue reading it as I think it is important for her to realize that life is not always easy.
This book is packed with interesting women at different time in history. It is a great book to peruse when you desire to learn more about historical events or historical people.
100 Women Who Made History is available for purchase at your favorite bookstore, even on amazon.ca and amazon.com.
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