Chelsea Clinton has written a book that will inspire generations of girls to come. By talking about thirteen women who made history or changed the course of history simply by persisting, Clinton has presented role models for girls to emulate.As Astronaut Sally Ride has been quoted in the book, "Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday." Clinton has given examples of women who "soared" and who will truly inspire girls. A very well-written and well-illustrated book.
Great profiles of prolific women in America that changed the course of history and subsequently the future for all woman everywhere. Excellent for inspiring the young women of today and educating all about these important historical figures ranging from astronomy, anesthesiologists, entertainment, sports, and more.
A great collection of inspiring women!
This collection of quick profiles of important women in American history is good for inspiring young girls or for diversifying American history discussions with young people.
It was a great concept. Each woman gets about a paragraph to explain why she changed the world and there is a quote from each woman that I found engaging. I had never even heard of some of the women in here and feel some important ones were left out! Nonetheless, it is inspiring and it explains the meaning of "persisting" as you read through the hardships each woman encountered.
Very good. Children’s book; thirteen very short notes on important women in history. Suitable for reading to little kids and interesting for bigger kids and adults. Abbreviated vignettes could steer a persistent person to find fuller biographical material. Charming illustrations by Alexandra Boiger. Although I agree it would have been better with an Asian story, I would like to note that the illustrations do include asian children.
The latest entry in the field of books encouraging young girls to become leaders and agents of change.
If you are wondering why Hillary Clinton wasn't included in her daughter's book, here's an article from the Washington Post with Chelsea's explanation.
I agree with the other comments regarding the absence of American Asian women who persisted as well as it being too short. On the other hand, I did like the simplicity of the text which would allow for younger children to be able to follow and read.
This is a nice book documenting the achievements of women in America. However Asian American women are missing from the diversity of the book. Not including Asian Americans makes their accomplishments invisible. While I want to like the book more it is disappointing to see this oversight and one I cannot overlook.
While I am always for books with strong messages for girls and believe we need many, many more... this book didn't quite hit the mark. It is unoriginal and too basic to be memorable, even for the littlest.
eo206 thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over
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