Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

by Susan Hood

Other authorsLeUyen Pham (Illustrator), Lisa Brown (Illustrator), Melissa Sweet (Illustrator), Sophie Blackall (Illustrator), Julie Morstad (Illustrator), Selina Alko (Illustrator), Shadra Strickland (Illustrator), Hadley Hooper (Illustrator), Emily Winfield Martin (Illustrator), Sara Palacios (Illustrator), Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)2 more, Erin Robinson (Illustrator), Oge Mora (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2018

Status

Available

Collection

Publication

HarperCollins (2018), 40 pages

Description

"Each poem and illustration shines with a personality all its own." --Shelf Awareness (starred review) "This book has definitely made an impact on my life." --Kitt Shapiro, daughter of Eartha Kitt Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen 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 celebration of persistent women throughout history. In this book of poems, you will find Mary Anning, who was just thirteen when she unearthed a prehistoric fossil. You'll meet Ruby Bridges, the brave six year old who helped end segregation in the South. And Maya Lin, who at twenty-one won a competition to create a war memorial, and then had to appear before Congress to defend her right to create. And those are just a few of the young women included in this book. Readers will also hear about Molly Williams, Annette Kellerman, Nellie Bly, Pura Belpré, Frida Kahlo, Jacqueline and Eileen Nearne, Frances Moore Lappé, Mae Jemison, Angela Zhang, and Malala Yousafzai--all whose stories will enthrall and inspire. This poetry collection was written, illustrated, edited, and designed by women and includes an author's note, a timeline, and additional resources. With artwork by notable artists including Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Hadley Hooper, Emily Winfield Martin, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Sara Palacios, LeUyen Pham, Erin Robinson, Isabel Roxas, Shadra Strickland, and Melissa Sweet. A 2019 Bank Street Best Book of the Year  Named to the 2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List Selected for CCBC Choices Book 2019 Selected as a Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2019 Named to the Cuyahoga County Public Library's 2018 list of Great Books for Kids… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

48 p.; 8.5 inches

ISBN

0062699458 / 9780062699459

Barcode

1095
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