Celebrate the most powerful and remarkable women in history. Not all governments have been run by men. Lives of Extraordinary Women turns the spotlight on women who have wielded power, revealing their feats--and flaws--for all the world to see. Here you'll find twenty of the most influential women in history: queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. Some are revered. Others are notorious. What were they really like?
In this grand addition to their highly praised series, Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt celebrate some of the world's most noteworthy women, ranging from the famous to those whose stories have rarely been told.
Features twenty extraordinary women, including:
- Joan of Arc
- Elizabeth I
- Harriet Tubman
- Eleanor Roosevelt
- Eva Peron
Other books in this series:
- Lives of the Artists
- Lives of the Athletes
- Lives of the Musicians
- Lives of the Presidents
- Lives of the Writers
About the Authors:
Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers. She is a book reviewer and former children's book editor. Ms. Krull lives in San Diego, California.
Kathryn Hewitt illustrated the previous books in the Lives of the...series, as well as popular picture books for younger readers. She lives in Santa Monica, California.
About the Author
Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers, which includes the successful Lives of ... series. She is a book reviewer and former children's book editor. She lives in San Diego.
Melissa Hughes' career began in radio, where she was a staff announcer, DJ, and voice-over artist. Working in England for many years, she starred in the BBC Radio drama Trouble Brewing, appeared in numerous plays, and created the screams for the character of Lois Lane, as well as other voices in the film Superman.
John C. Brown is a narrator of children's and young adult books. Some of his credits include My Brother Sam Is Dead, Lives of the Presidents, and Lives of Musicians.
What People are Saying About This
"A captivating browsers’ delight."—School Library Journal
• "Fabulous reading, great for research, deliciously . . . feminist."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review