Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels (Biography Books for Kids, Feminist Books for Girls)

by Linda Skeers

Hardcover, 2017




Sourcebooks Explore (2017), 128 pages


Biography & Autobiography. History. Juvenile Nonfiction. HTML: The perfect introduction for learning about women throughout history who dared to do the extraordinary! Inspire our new generation of women to explore, discover, persist, succeed, and fight like a girl! Women have been doing amazing, daring, and dangerous things for years, but they're rarely mentioned in our history books as adventurers, daredevils, or rebels. This new compilation of brief biographies features women throughout history who have risked their lives for adventure-many of whom you may not know, but all of whom you'll WANT to know, such as: Annie Edson Taylor, the first person who dared to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman who dared to fly in space Helen Gibson, the first woman who dared to be a professional stunt person And many more! If you and your child enjoyed She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton, Little Dreamers, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls or Girls Think of Everything, you will love reading Women Who Dared..… (more)

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LibraryThing member BillieBook
I'l confess from the get-go that I'm a sucker for any book that features Bessie Coleman, Kate Warne, and Mary Anning and puts Queen Bess on its cover, to boot.

A great introduction to amazing women for younger readers. The short one-page biographies omit most of the less-pleasant aspects of these
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women's lives (racism, early death) and focus on their accomplishments. The colorful illustrations should capture the attention of even the youngest audience, and the illustrated borders can be used as a game—they're sprinkled with a variety of items connected to each woman's story. Additionally, the author focused on lesser-known amazing women. There's no Marie Curie or Amelia Earhart, but there are Ynes Mexia and Valentina Tereshkova. Fewer than half of the women featured were white Americans: 20 were from other countries and 17 are women of color, with some overlap between the two.

This book would be best for the 7-10 age group or as a read-aloud for those even younger. Older readers will find it a a little light on information, but may find it useful as a starting point for discovering amazing women with whom they were unfamiliar and then doing their own research to learn more about their lives.
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1492653276 / 9781492653271


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