Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Women Who Changed the World: 50 Amazing Americans

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Book Review - Women Who Changed the World: 50 Amazing Americans

Women Who Changed the World: 50 Amazing Americans

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About the Book
Women have always played an important role in the history of the United States. But before they were women, they were regular girls just like anyone else. So how did these seemingly ordinary girls grow up to be such extradorinary women?

In Women Who Changed the World, you'll meet fifty of the most influential and inspirational American women who had a lasting impact on our nation and the world. Starting with some of America's "Founding Mothers" like Pocahontas and Abigail Adams, and continuing up to the present day with game changers like Hillary Clinton, Oprah, and Misty Copeland, the book features a unique and diverse cast from all walks of life. With a mix of photographs and quirky illustrations, Women Who Changed the World is a fun and exciting read that will inspire future generations of leaders for years to come!

My Take on the Book
I truly enjoyed reading about the women in this book. Many of the women I was familiar with such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Sally Ride, Abigail Adams, Oprah Winfrey, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. However there were others who were new such as Nellie Bly and Ann Bancroft to name two.

The author wrote short biographies for each woman. An accompanying photo and/ or illustration were included with each biography. The text was very interesting. The author chose information that children would love to read. For example: Louisa May Alcott, the author, had to write using a pen name of A. M. Barnard because women authors were not approved of during the time she lived. Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson and lived a life that included abuse but she rose out of her circumstances to become a famous and well loved poet. Ann Bancroft had dyslexia as a child but it actually helped her to persevere when her polar exploration became difficult.

The story shows how these women overcame many different challenges in their lives. It shows they learned to look adversity in the face and to not give up. I believe this would be a very good book for girls and boys to read. Share this with your child and initiate a discussion.
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