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Girls Solve Everything: Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Building a Better World

Girls Solve Everything: Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Building a Better World

Girls Solve Everything: Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Building a Better World

Girls Solve Everything: Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Building a Better World


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Brave women from diverse backgrounds make the world a better place through their businesses in this inspiring companion to the best-selling Girls Think of Everything by Sibert-winner Catherine Thimmesh and Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet. For fans of Women Who Dared and Women in Science.  

Women all over the globe are asking questions that affect lives and creating businesses that answer them. Like, can we keep premature babies warm when they're born far from the hospital? Or, can the elderly stay in their homes and eat a balanced diet?  Women are taking on and solving these issues with their ingenuity and business acumen.

How did they get their ideas? Where does the funding for their projects come from? And how have some of these businesses touched YOUR life? Girls Solve Everything answers these questions, inspiring today's kids to learn from entrepreneurs and take on some of the world's biggest problems, one solution at a time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780358106340
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/2022
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,066,110
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 18 Years

About the Author

Catherine Thimmesh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including Girls Think of Everything and Team Moon, winner of the Sibert Medal. Her books have received numerous starred reviews, appeared on best books lists, and won many awards, including the IRA Children's Book Award and Minnesota Book Award. She lives in Minnesota with her family. 

Melissa Sweet is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of many fine children’s books including Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White, winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus award, Balloons Over Broadway, a Sibert winner, and The Right Word and A River of Words, both Caldecott Honors. Reviewers have described her unique mixed-media illustrations as “exuberant,” “outstanding,” and “a creative delight.” Melissa lives on the beautiful coast of Maine. In addition to writing and painting, she enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. For more information about the author and her work, visit her online at

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Helping Kids make a Difference Talia Leman 10

Connecting Street Kids with Help Jeroo Billimoria 18

Teachers for All Wendy Kopp 22

Medicine for the Masses Ting Shih 28

Saving Premature Newborns Jane Chen 34

Empowering People with Special Needs Nadia Hamilton 40

Dressed for Success Nancy Lublin Lisa Doromal 46

Enabling Women to Help Themselves Elizabeth Stott 52

Tackling Poverty Jane Addams 58

Supper for Seniors-Delivered Doris Taylor 64

The World's Most Ridiculous Problem Komal Ahmad 70

The Three-Planting Plan Wangari Maathai 76

Rebuilding Underprivileged Communities-The Eco-Friendly Way Radwa Rostom 82

Making Solar Energy-Affordable Lesley Marincola 88

Inspiring Girls to Succeed in Tech Tara Chklovski 94

Saving the World One Solution at a Time Your Turn 100

Glossary of Business Terms 104

Quoted Sources 107

Additional Sources 111

Acknowledgments 117

Index 118

About the Author and Illustrator 121

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