Girls Rebel!: Amazing Tales of Women Who Broke the Mold

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Never before have so many awesome women been celebrated in one book. The incredible women featured in this book fought for their beliefs, broke society's rules, and forever changed the world. Their words change us. Their power amazes us. Their talent awes us. And their stories inspire us all.

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Overview

Never before have so many awesome women been celebrated in one book. The incredible women featured in this book fought for their beliefs, broke society's rules, and forever changed the world. Their words change us. Their power amazes us. Their talent awes us. And their stories inspire us all.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - RevaBeth Russell
Here are outstanding stories of women who broke expectations and rules. It starts with Sally Ride, the first woman astronaut from the United States. It introduces other women who broke barriers to fly too. Some people felt that women were too emotional to fly, command, become scientists, or to even vote. Marie Curie is often the only woman scientist people can name. Few know the story of Mary Sommerville, who disagreed with her father who thought she would hurt herself if she studied and became a renowned astronomer. Although her aunt considered her studies to be unladylike, Mary went on to learn Latin and Algebra as well as other subjects. Her knowledge predicted the existence of Neptune and Uranus. Readers likely know of Rosa Parks, but here is the story of Claudette Colvin, who refused her bus seat and was pulled off the bus by police, long before Ms. Parks made the news. Women from around the world such as Tawakkol Karman and Leymah Gbowee have brought peace and justice to their nations. Lois Jensen bravely brought justice to her workplace to stop sexual harassment. Julia Butterfly Hill sat in a tree for two years to prevent it from being cut down. These are stories not only of survival, but of triumph. Elements of this book may bring reader to tears, such as the photograph of an African-American breadline by Margaret Bourke-White. The people are standing under a billboard proclaiming “America’s Highest Standard of Living” that shows a Caucasian family in a car. This book should be required reading for everyone. Reviewer: RevaBeth Russell; Ages 8 to 14.
School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 4–8—These books are eye-catching, engaging, and chock-full of information. With snapshot profiles of numerous inspiring and accomplished women in the fields of sports, politics, music, etc., there's a lot offered in terms of diversity of subjects. However, a lack of a table of contents plunges readers into a frenetic format: each section features a different woman, and there is no discernible order, though, the index helps a little with searching. Sporadically, a spread will focus on a subject (e.g., "Olympic Greats") and only present a text box's worth of information on individual women. The tone of the profiles themselves is also inconsistent. Some are delivered in third-person accounts, but others take a more gimmicky approach with Q & A-style interviews or first-person narratives. Not all of the profiles have time lines. The quick pace sacrifices content, but makes for interesting browsing. Numerous photographs of varying quality dominate the pages.
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Meet the Author

Heather E. Schwartz writes books for kids from her home in upstate New York. She loves writing because she loves learning new things, brainstorming creative ideas, and moving words around on a page. In her spare time, she runs a website for young writers (WriteintheMiddle.co). She also enjoys baking cookies in fun shapes, throwing holiday parties, walking in the woods, eating cider donuts, and spending time with her family.

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