Reaching the Stars: Poems About Extraordinary Women & Girls

by Jan Dean, Liz Brownlee & Michael Morgan

Ref: 16722

"Bobby Riggs, tennis champ,
said a woman couldn't
beat a man...
Billie Jean King, tennis champ,
in three straight sets, showed
a woman can." (LB)
Feminism in always uplifting, often witty, verse, brought to you by three UK poets. Tributes to the already famous- Malala Yousafzai, Mary Shelley, Zitkála-Sá/ Red Bird, Ruby Bridges, Anne Bonny, Helen Keller- sit comfortably alongside odes to lesser known figures as well as contemporary unsung heroes such as Tallulah Bryan, the 9-year-old whose actions prompted the creation of a local breakfast club for homeless people. 'A really good collection' (Jayne, Primary Inclusion Mgr., Letterbox Library reviewer). Age 8-12, Paperback 94pp