Many of the names in this interesting collection of women, who made a difference, may be unfamiliar to young readers, and older ones for that matter. Thanks to Kate Pankhurst, decedent of the famous suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, these women, lost in history have now returned to the 21 century to once again show that no matter who you are, no matter what your standing is in society you can make a difference.
Even in today’s world, , if you believe in yourself and what you are doing, you can make a difference that may carry on down through history.
Harriett Tubman was born as Araminta Ross in 1820 in Maryland, a slave state. She decided to help other slaves running to freedom and became a ‘conductor’ on the Underground Railway. She went on to become a nurse and then a spy during the American Civil War. Boudicca was a fearsome Celtic warrior, Queen of the Iceni tribe and took on the Romans as they invaded Britain during 43AD. Sadly she and her army were eventually defeated but were never forgotten as champions for their land and their people.
Dr Elizabeth Blackwell was the first women to ever earn a degree in Medicine and it was only because of practical joke she was allowed to enter the Geneva Medical College in New York State, in 1847. Hatshepsut changed history by becoming the first and only female ever to be Pharaoh of Egypt as the heir to throne Tuthmosis III was only a baby when his father died. Qiu Jin stood up for women’s rights not to have their feet broken and bound as was the custom in China, eventually going on rally women all over China to rebel against the Government.
Each of the many women featured has a double page spread to tell their stories, with the graphics and layout different for each one and suited to their history. The last page of the book is in the form of Fantastically Great Words dictionary to provide a more detailed meaning for some of the lesser used words today such as cosmonaut and algorithm!
This eagerly awaited sequel to Fantastically Great Women who Changed the World is equally as fantastic as the first book and brings back into focus women who really did make a massive difference and because of them, women today can do so much more than their great-great grandmothers were ever able to do.
Recommended reading for both boys and girls this is a book that celebrates great achievement by women who truly did make a huge difference
|Publisher||Bloomsbury Childrens Books|
|Distributor||Bloomsbury Childrens Books|