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by Jennifer Muirhead (subscribe)
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~ Eartha Kitt
Published December 10th 2018
Nevertheless, they persisted
She Changed The World, inspirational books for girls, inspirational women, women's first achievements in their own words, great women, books about great women

She Changed the World is a collection of stories about inspirational women, who talk about their achievements in their own words. They include Madeleine Albright, the first female US Secretary of State, who has some advice for young women:

"...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
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Why? To teach little girls that women can do anything
Your Comment
An book featuring Australian women of the calibre of these American women would be seller. I read a book, a compilation of letters to former Governor General of Australia Quentin Bryce, 'Letters to Quentin' and her replies to the correspondents. She is a National Treasure in my eyes as Australia's first female Head of our Nation.
by Gloria (score: 2|170) 68 days ago
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