Reaching the Stars: Poems about Extraordinary Women & Girls

Reaching the Stars: Poems about Extraordinary Women & Girls


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A feisty collection of brand new poems about amazing women and girls who did what they needed to do no matter what society thought. The poems are about role models both real and fictional. Malala, global spokesperson for education for girls; Rosa Parks, who became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation; Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein when she was only 19; Valentina Tereshkova, who became the first woman in space; Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer of the Apollo Project; and 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen from district 12, who volunteered as a tribute in the Hunger Games, won, and became a heroine to a generation of YA readers.

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ISBN-13: 9781509814282
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,172,998
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jan Dean is a poet who works is in such anthologies as The Penguin in Lost Property. Liz Brownlee is a poet, her collection is Animal Magic. Michaela Morgan is a former teacher and the author of Never Shake a Rattlesnake.

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