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Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa [Paperback]

Michelle Roehm McCann , Amelie Welden , David Hahn
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Oct. 30 2012
“Young women looking for inspiration will surely find it” (Booklist) in these profiles of forty-six movers and shakers who made their mark before they turned twenty.

This fun and inspiring collection of influential stories provides forty-six illustrated examples of strong, independent female role models, all of whom first impacted the world as teenagers or younger. Originally published in two volumes over a decade ago, this fully updated and expanded edition of Girls Who Rocked the World spans a variety of achievements, interests, and backgrounds, from Harriet Tubman and Coco Chanel to S.E. Hinton and Maya Lin—each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world. Personal aspirations from today’s young women are interspersed throughout the book, which also includes profiles of teenagers who are rocking the world right now—girls like Winter Vinecki, the creator of the nonprofit organization Team Winter, and Jazmin Whitley, the youngest designer to show at L.A. Fashion Week.
     It’s never too soon to start making a difference, and these exhilarating examples of girl power in action make for ideal motivation.

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"Girls Who Rocked the World is full of inspiring stories about young women who demonstrate that people of all ages have the power to create change in the world."
—Midori Goto, violinist, activist, and United Nations Messenger of Peace

"In an appealing, conversational style, McCann presents hort biographies of young women from all over the world, from ancient to contemporary, who prove that youth need not prevent one making a difference....An inspiring, empowering compendium." (Kirkus Reviews)

About the Author

Michelle Roehm McCann has worked as a children’s book editor and art director for more than twenty years, as well as writing and compiling seven award-winning children’s books of her own. She teaches children’s and young adult book publishing at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband, two world-rocking kids, and their brilliant cats, Horace and Percy.

Amelie Welden started working on the first version of Girls Who Rocked the World as a college student in Portland, Oregon. More recently, she returned to her interest in writing and received an MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She currently teaches composition at the University of Michigan Dearborn and at Oakland University.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Stories... May 17 2013
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As a teacher, these stories were short enough that the students I teach liked to read them. Some of the stories really surprised the students.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book July 17 2013
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What a way to share the beginning story of many influential women. Great empowering book for the all ages. My daughter and I share this book, and I've learned new things I hadn't originally hadn't studied in school. This has been our go to for gift giving! My daughter shared this during class, and we found more girls purchasing the book because of this enlightened's a must get book for girls and boys
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very inspirational and fascinating Jan. 8 2014
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Lots of information given in a simple interesting way. I liked the illustrations because they made the women appear nice and friendly and approachable.

I bought this book for my daughter so she would be inspired and know that women can do great things.

This book was not boring and kept her interest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. Empowering for young girls. Oct. 26 2013
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I bought this book for my daughter. She loved it so much, I bought it for my nieces. It's now my go to birthday gift for her friends.
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I found this book in our library and enjoyed it so much I bought copies for my granddaughters who are all teens or preteens. Perfect!
5.0 out of 5 stars We're using this for Women's history month March 9 2014
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We bought this book so that we could read about girls who changed the world during Women's history month. We read a chapter each night at dinner to our two daughters and so far the whole family is enjoying it. Great book for helping girls realize what they can do!
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