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"Well-behaved women seldom make history." —Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian
Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fifteen revolutionary young women—each paired with a noteworthy female artist—to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers. From the award-winning author of Ada’s Violin, Susan Hood, this is a poetic and visual picture book that celebrates persistent women throughout history.
Among the powerful pairings: Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall takes on heroic World War II spies Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne; Selina Alko is matched with the brave Malala Yousafzai; New York Times bestselling illustrator Emily Winfield Martin is paired with the inventor of the controversial one-piece bathing suit, Annette Kellerman; and Shadra Strickland introduces America’s first known female firefighter, Molly Williams.
While women make up over half of the U.S. population, they face discrimination, have less representation in government and other fields, and struggle every day for their human rights. It is more important now than ever to raise a generation of girls who, in the face of adversity, persevere. This book was written, illustrated, edited, and designed by women.
Includes a foreword by a prominent female activist, an author’s note, a timeline, and additional resources.
This book features: Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Hadley Hooper, Emily Winfield Martin, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Sara Palacios, LeUyen Pham, Erin Robinson, Isabel Roxas, Shadra Strickland, and Melissa Sweet.
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|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Susan Hood is the author of more than 200 children’s books, including Leaps and Bounce and Rooting for You (both illustrated by Matthew Cordell); Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay (illustrated by Sally Wern Comport); and Mission: Back to School (with art by Mary Lundquist), among many others. She has worked as an editor for Nick Jr., Sesame Street, and Scholastic, and when not writing, she enjoys fixing up old houses and sailboats with her husband—the original fix-it man! Visit www.susanhoodbooks.com.
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