Gr 3–5—With a mix of contemporary and historical figures, these collective biographies offer snapshots of many different women in a wide variety of fields. While the entries are predominantly American, there are women from around the world included in each collection and from diverse backgrounds. Each spread includes photographs, brief narrative bios, and some interesting or related facts. With only 12 entries per book, these are far from comprehensive, but the combination of well-known leaders in their fields with less familiar names provides a good starting point for many. The addition of fields such as the military, education, and business sets these titles apart from other collective biographies about women. VERDICT Snippets of information make these good choices for readers looking for a little inspiration.