Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the Worldby Cynthia Chin-Lee, Megan Halsey, Sean Addy
Twenty-six amazing women; twenty-six amazing stories. From Amelia Earhart, pilot and adventurer, to Zora Neal Hurston, writer and anthropologist, learn about the hardships and triumphs that inspired each woman to change the world around her. Detailed collages and illustrations draw from various events in the women's lives.
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Cynthia Chin-Lee was born and raised in Washington, D.C., in a family with four older siblings. Her father is a medical doctor and her mother an artist. Cynthia picked up a pen and began writing for fun when she was in the sixth grade. "I liked writing poetry and scribbling in my journal because I found it comforting and therapeutic. I still write for that reason and because I like playing with words." Cynthia has written several books for children and lives in California.
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Cynthia Chin-Lee has collected twenty-six inspiring stories of women from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures, eras in history, and talents to create a moving message of the ability of ordinary women to make an extraordinary impact on our world. Chin-Lee selects a woman for each letter of the alphabet and includes a brief biographical description and a powerful quote from each. Some of the women are very well-known, while others are not as famous, yet just as inspiring. The book is beautifully illustrated with unique collages that reflect each woman's photgraph and special contribution to history. This book would be a wonderful book to share with young girls when encouraging them to think about their own special gifts, talents, and dreams and the potential they too have to change the world around them.
There's the familiar, expected, notable women--the flier Amelia Earhart, the black author Zora Neale Hurston, the artist Frida Kahlo, the philanthropist Eleanor Roosevelt. But there's also a number of accomplished lesser-known women and ones who have achieved recognition in recent years who are not yet seen as regulars in the circle of historically significant women. Thus, one finds the architect Maya Lin and the figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi. Outstanding women from diverse ethnic backgrounds and active in diverse fields, from labor unions to science to entertainment, are included in the twenty-six for each letter of the alphabet. Each woman is pictured in a collage-like illustration with objects representing what she is recognized for.