Anthology of Amazing Women
by Sandra Lawrence
illustrated by Nathan Collins
There are anthologies and then there are anthologies. A number of books have been inspired by the wonderful Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls- of varying quality! This is, in our view, one of the most inspired. Fifty groundbreaking women are introduced from eight different areas: art, history, politics, science, sports, music/film/tv, literature and business. Of the fifty, nearly half are women of colour. The breadth is international, taking in heroes from Japan, Sri Lanka, Poland, Romania etc. and including some great examples from the UK, such as Mary Anning, Gurinder Chadha, J K Rowling, Mary Wollstonecraft. There are some original and exciting additions to the canon of women achievers including modern shakers such as Robina Muqimyar, Laverne Cox, Beyoncé and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The full colour illustrations are very attractive, the text is presented in nicely digestible chunks and the overall presentation is extremely accessible. A glossary and inspirational introduction and epilogue complete this great feminist package. Age 9+, Paperback 123pp
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