Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Harriet Tubman to Mia Hamm

Overview

This sequel volume features black-and-white photos and drawings to complement the inspiring stories of Golda Meir, Israeli prime minister, ambassador, and U.N. delegate; Rigoberta Menchu, Guatemalan activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; Italian physicist Laura Bassi, one of the first women scientists in western history; Lauryn Hill, American singer and winner of multiple Grammy awards who produced her first album at age 17; Alexandra Nechita, internationally acclaimed Romanian artist; and others. The book...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (29) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $50.00   
  • Used (27) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$50.00
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(240)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$58.77
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(214)

Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Visit our Teens Store.
Sending request ...

Overview

This sequel volume features black-and-white photos and drawings to complement the inspiring stories of Golda Meir, Israeli prime minister, ambassador, and U.N. delegate; Rigoberta Menchu, Guatemalan activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; Italian physicist Laura Bassi, one of the first women scientists in western history; Lauryn Hill, American singer and winner of multiple Grammy awards who produced her first album at age 17; Alexandra Nechita, internationally acclaimed Romanian artist; and others. The book also contains photos and writings of over 30 contemporary young women from across America who respond to the question, "How do you plan to rock the world?" In conjunction with the book's publication, these girls will tour their hometowns, inspiring their peers to go for their dreams.

Profiles young women from around the world who accomplished great things while still teenagers, including Harriet Tubman, Florence Nightengale, and Mia Hamm, and presents writings from modern American girls describing how they plan to "rock the world."

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Thirty female biographies from ancient Egypt to the present are briefly noted in this book designed to inspire young girls. Most of the earlier biographies are about women rarely noted in history books such as Pop-pank, a native American who was a close friend of Sacagawea. Both were kidnapped as young girls but managed to escape their captors. Biographies from the 1900s largely feature performers and artists. Later biographies feature young females who have already made a name for themselves, whether through activism, performing or sport. Featured within each biography is a photo and caption of a contemporary young teen explaining how she will "rock the world" someday. Photos of marginal quality are used throughout as well as some black-and-white drawings. There is a glossary of difficult words, an index and resources for further study. Also included is a form for the reader to complete and mail, telling how she will rock the world someday. The book is one in a series of "Girls Know Best." 2000, Gareth Stevens Publishing. Ages 10 to 13. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger
Children's Literature
Books about female heroines frequently include Harriet Tubman and Florence Nightingale, but what about Pop-pank or the Trung Sisters or even Mia Hamm? They are all featured in Michelle Roehm's second book of stories about women who began "rocking the world" before they were even 20 years old. Pop-pank, kidnapped along with her much more famous friend Sacajawea, braved the wilds alone to return to her Shoshoni people; the Trung Sisters were warrior queens in first century Vietnam and Mia Hamm, of course, is rocking the world's soccer fields. Each page includes fascinating tidbits of history as well as sidebars about the world-rocking dreams of current girls, whose names and photographs are included. The book includes a page for readers to send their own dreams to the publisher for possible inclusion in the next edition. The story of each girl begins like a novel, with a bit of suspense to excite the reader about the accomplishments to come. The bibliography includes books and web sites about the young women and their accomplishments, which are incredibly diverse in time and culture 2000, Beyond Words Publishing Inc., Ages 9 to 15, $8.95. Reviewer: Karen Leggett
VOYA
This worthy follow-up to Amelie Welden's Girls Who Rocked the World (Beyond Words, 1999) is a collection of stories about women who "achieved something extraordinary while under the age of twenty." There were plenty of stories to fill this second volume without any loss of momentum. Indeed, reading the second volume, one cannot help but feel that none of these women possibly could be overlooked. In addition to super-famous names such as Oprah Winfrey and Eleanor Roosevelt, the book contains the stories of the Brontë sisters, painter Elizabeth Vigee-LeBrun, Native American Pop-pank, and singer Lauryn Hill. As in the first volume, each story concludes with a contemporary, yet-unknown girl expressing how she will "rock the world." The final five stories are about young women who are presently engaged in some extraordinary activity. Lots of inspiration, can-do attitude, and great examples of working hard to achieve a not-so-impossible goal make this book more than a collective biography, although it certainly can be disguised as such. If your library already owns the first volume, this book is a natural continuation. If not, it is certainly not too late to purchase what promises to be an exciting series. Photos. Source Notes. Biblio. Further Reading. VOYA CODES: 4Q 3P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2000, Beyond Words Publishing, 160p, Trade pb. Ages 12 to 18. Reviewer: Diane Masla SOURCE: VOYA, April 2001 (Vol. 24, No.1)
From The Critics
Written in a style that is sure to catch the reader's imagination, this book features interesting but informal biographies of significant women. It also includes girls who are "rocking the world" right now, like Charlotte Church. In addition, real girls tell how they plan to "rock the world" in sidebars throughout the book. 2000, Beyond Words Publishing, Inc., $8.95. Ages 10 to 12. Reviewer: A. Braga SOURCE: Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-From the Trung sisters, two Vietnamese warrior queens who led their people into battle, to fashion-designer Coco Chanel to rock-climber Lynn Hill, all of the women introduced here were inspired to "rock the world" and make a change in someone's life. The 30 subjects hail from many different countries and time periods and represent a variety of achievements. According to the introduction, most of them started to pursue their dreams before reaching their 21st birthday. Each brief biography opens with a black-and-white photo or drawing and is followed by a young woman answering the question, "How Will You Rock the World?" Readers are encouraged to submit their own dreams and photos to be included in future books. Like the first volume by Amelie Welden (Beyond Words, 1998), this book is a good starting point for choosing a report topic and for engaging the interest of nonreaders.-Kathleen A. Nester, Downingtown High Ninth Grade Center, PA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
From The Critics
Girls Who Rocked the World 2 provides more stories of amazing girls from the past to modern times who had the courage to make history. These girls made history before they were in their twenties and include such notables as Harriet Tubman, Golda Meir, and the modern singer Charlotte Church. The biographies are lively and revealing.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582700250
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse/Beyond Words
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Note from the Author 5
Hatchepsut: Pharaoh 7
Trung Sisters: Warrior Queens 12
Laura Bassi: Physicist 16
Elisabeth Vigee-LeBrun: Painter 20
Pop-pank: Survivor 24
Bronte Sisters: Authors 30
Clara Schumann: Pianist/Composer 36
Harriet Tubman: Abolitionist 41
Florence Nightengale: Nurse 47
Margaret Knight: Inventor 52
Anna Pavlova: Ballerina 57
Coco Chanel: Fashion Designer 62
Eleanor Roosevelt: Activist/United Nations Delegate 67
Mary Pickford: Actress/Producer 77
Golda Meir: Prime Minister 83
Marian Anderson: Singer 89
Sonja Henie: Olympic Figure Skater/Actress 95
Eva Peron: Actress/Politician 98
The Night Witches: WWII Fighter Pilots 103
Oprah Winfrey: Actress/Producer 111
Rigoberta Menchu: Political Activist 117
Maya Lin: Architect 123
Lynn Hill: Rock Climber 128
Mia Hamm: Soccer Player 133
Lauryn Hill: Singer/Songwriter/Producer 138
Girls Who Are Rocking the World Right Now!
Kory Johnson: Environmental Activist 145
Jennifer Fletcher: Concert Promoter 146
Nicole McLaren: Web Delegate 147
Alexandra Nechita: Painter 148
Charlotte Church: Singer 149
Notes 151
Recommended Reading 152
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)