Celebrate centuries of brave and brilliant women with this visual guide that takes kids on a tour of the past and uncovers the stories of the women and girls who have shaped the modern world.
From super scientists like Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin to clued-up creatives like Emily Dickinson and J.K. Rowling to leading ladies like Joan of Arc and Eleanor Roosevelt, profiles explore the lives of each woman in detail, and photography and quirky "bobble-head" illustrations present history in a new and fun way. Kids can put each woman's story into context with "what came before..." and "what came after..." panels showing the things that influenced and were influenced by each woman. Special features highlight contemporaneous women and women in similar fields to paint a more complete picture for young readers.
A wonderful inspiration for young girls and a great learning tool for all children that approaches human rights and gender equality from an age-appropriate angle, 100 Women Who Made History proves that this isn't just a man's world.
WINNER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
1919 was a world-shaking year. America was recovering from World War I and black soldiers returned to racism so violent that that summer would become known as the Red Summer. The suffrage movement had a long-fought win when women gained the right to vote. Laborers took to the streets to protest working conditions; nationalistic fervor led to a communism scare; and temperance gained such traction that prohibition went into effect. Each of these movements reached a tipping point that year.
Now, one hundred years later, these same social issues are more relevant than ever. Sandler traces the momentum and setbacks of these movements through this last century, showing that progress isn't always a straight line and offering a unique lens through which we can understand history and the change many still seek.
In the 19th century, people worked hard and wore practical clothing. Intended for ages 4-8, this book features over forty colour illustrations and photographs, which show how they dyed, spun, and wove wool and flax to make the cloth from which they sewed their clothes.
Describes various aspects of the lives of women and girls during the 19th century, including their lack of educational opportunities, restrictive clothing, pastimes, courtship and marriage, and limited employment prospects.
Meet Albert Einstein, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who used his fame to speak out against nuclear weapons; Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, who stood up for the right to education and survived a gunshot wound to her head; and Pablo Picasso, who created extraordinary paintings to promote peace and raise awareness of the atrocities of war. These 40 incredible people each changed the world in their own unique, and peaceful, way:
Immanuel Kant; Victor Schoelcher; Victor Hugo; Henry David Thoreau; Henri Dunant; Lejzer Ludwik Zamenhof; Bertha von Suttner; Jean Jaures; Rosa Luxemburg; Woodrow Wilson; Otto Dix; Aristide Briand; Erich Maria Remarque; Pablo Picasso; Dalton Trumbo; Charlie Chaplin; Sophie Scholl; Raoul Wallenberg; Albert Einstein; Gandhi; Eleanor Roosevelt; Martin Luther King; Joan Baez; Muhammad Ali; John Lennon; Adolfo Perez Esquivel; Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams; Wangari Maathai; Ikuo Hirayama; Tenzin Gyatso; Mikhail Gorbachev; Vaclav Havel; Nelson Mandela; Rigoberta Menchu; Jody Williams; Daniel Barenboim; Kim Dae-Jung; Michael Moore; Tegla Loroupe; Malala Yousafzai.
Each spread presents a single peacemaker, highlighting key facts about their identity, actions, and works, along with a fun, illustrated depiction of them that calls out elements of their life and style.
With so many icons to admire, who will you choose as your hero?
Each book in the 40 Inspiring Icons series introduces readers to a fascinating non-fiction subject through its 40 most famous people or groups. Explore these other great topics through their most interesting icons: Black Music Greats, Super Scientists, Soccer Stars, Fantastic Footballers, Music Legends, and Greek Gods and Heroes.
Explore skyscraper streets, museum miles, local food trucks and city parks of the United States of America and discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, culture, and diversity that have helped make America what it is today. From Anchorage to Washington D.C., take a trip through America's well-loved cities with this unique A-Z like no other, lavishly illustrated and annotated with key cultural icons, from famous people and inventions to events, food and monuments.
In 51 charmingly illustrated infographic maps, explore every state of the USA from Alabama to Wyoming and the nation's capital to discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, cities, nature, and historic events that have helped make America what it is today. You'll also get an expansive guide to the state flags and US presidents.
Ghost towns, swamp tours, the center of the universe...bacon donuts, brainy berries, salmon jerky...The French Fry King, The Mother of Oregon, The Queen of Blues...be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty, and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps.
On each wonderful map, find:
- A welcome box with a short introduction to the state
- Key facts, including the capital; state bird, flower, and tree; and statehood order
- State icons celebrating the state's people, places, and history
- Six inspiring people who have a connection to the state
- Region spotlight bubbles to allow you to discover more about one particular place
- A moments to remember box with a list of significant dates and their events in the state's history
Each state's map also contains information about which states it neighbors, its bodies of water and borders, as well as where it is situated in the country. Did you know that while Hawaii shares its border with no one, both Missouri and Tennessee border eight other states? Many state parks, battlefields, national forests, and reservations are also included to inspire you to respect and explore the great outdoors.
So pack your bags and say later 'gator...the great States await