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Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa Paperback – Oct 30 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin/Beyond Words; 2nd Revised edition edition (Oct. 30 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582703027
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582703022
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.8 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #100,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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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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the girls are enjoying this. They like hearing about girlls doing things in the world and achieving..
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HASH(0xa8e1715c) 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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HASH(0xa8e17588) out of 5 stars Bought 4 moore May 26 2014
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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!
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HASH(0xa8e177b0) out of 5 stars Bios of a diverse and strong group of trailblazing women April 17 2015
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I absolutely LOVED this book and my ten and thirteen year old daughters do too. I really appreciated that there is a wide selection of ladies represented from all over the world, including many cultures that are often overlooked. For examples, there are women represented as warrior queens, scholars, poets, physicists, artists, musicians, fossil hunters, nurses, abolitionists, suffragettes, ballerina, fashion designers, agriculturalists, politicians, missionaries, writers, journalists, activists, architects, etc... It is strong mix of creative arts , scientific, anthropological and other fields.

There are some women included that frequently are topics of biographies, such as Helen Keller, Joan of Ar, and Harriet Tubman. There are many that are many much more obscure, but equally fascinating topics: The Night Witches, Phillis Wheatley, Bessie Smith, and Sarah Bernhardt, for example. There are also recent/current ladies included in the volume such as: Natalie Portman, S.E. Hinton & Temple Grandin.

I highly recommend.
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HASH(0xa8e176a8) out of 5 stars Great Book Nov. 23 2014
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I love this book! I got it just out of curiosity, it was in my suggested books (I don't really know why but it intrigued me), so I got it. I am now planning on buying copies for all my nieces. I figured it would have queens and maybe Joan of Arc or something, like most 'famous women' books I've seen, however it has loads of women and girls through history that did some amazing things. Like freeing their countries from invaders or creating medications and all kinds of cool stuff. I have really enjoyed reading about all of them and I know my nieces will too. I recommend this to anyone who wants their daughters to know they can be anything they want and have them look up to something other than a Disney princess (nothing against Disney, those stories just aren't realistic or motivating to my opinion).
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HASH(0xa8e178a0) 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.