"...But I do think that women need to earn respect. It is unfortunately true that there is plenty of room in the world for mediocre men, but there is no room for mediocre women".
Other women featured include Nancy Pelosi, the first female speaker of the US House of Representatives, Rita Dove, the first black US poet laureate, Mae Jemison, the first woman of colour in space, and Oprah Winfrey, the first woman in history to own and produce her own talk show. There are women who have achieved in the media, politics, science, the arts and sports, from all walks of life.
Australian readers might find this book a little harder to connect with since it is apparently aimed at US readers and features only American women, but it's still an interesting read. It goes into a fair amount of detail about each featured woman, with full-colour pictures, and puts them into historical context.
She Changed the World is designed to inspire girls by showing them what women can achieve. It can also serve to show boys that girls can be as capable as they are, and are not to be underestimated. It would suit readers aged around 10 years and up.
Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Meredith Special Interest Media/Books, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
Published: November 13, 2018