From the inspiring author of Girls Who Rocked the World comes another comprehensive collection of true, inspiring profiles of successful young women throughout history who made their mark on the world before turning twenty.Young women today crave strong, independent role models to look to for motivation. In the follow-up to the bestseller Girls Who Rocked the World, More GFrom the inspiring author of Girls Who Rocked the World comes another comprehensive collection of true, inspiring profiles of successful young women throughout history who made their mark on the world before turning twenty.Young women today crave strong, independent role models to look to for motivation. In the follow-up to the bestseller Girls Who Rocked the World, More Girls Who Rocked the World offers a fun and uplifting collection of influential stories with forty-five more movers and shakers who made a difference before turning twenty.From Annie Oakley and Queen Victoria to Malala Yousafzai and Adele—each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world—you’ll get to know these capable queens of empires and courageous icons of entertainment. Also included are profiles of gutsy teenagers who are out there rocking the world right now and personal aspirations from today’s young women....
|Title||:||More Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland|
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More Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland Reviews
This is a book I got from Netgalley. Each chapter focuses on a different female from history who made an impact on the world and was somehow strong, determined, motivated, courageous, spirited, or overcame some obstacle of her time.There is history, but it is also told a bit like a short story. At the end of most chapters, there is a quote by a young child talking about how they plan to rock the world when they grow up.Some of the women are obscure, but there are some famous ones, like Esther, Cleopatra, Annie Oakley: "I ain't afraid to love a man. I ain't afraid to shoot him either." Eleanor Roosevelt, Julie Andrews, Bjork, Emma Watson, and Hillary Clinton.I think this is a fantastic book for young girls to learn about strong women and how they actualized major girl power in history. It's inspiring and motivating.
I have to admit when I saw that McCann had included a story about Grace O’Malley the Pirate Queen of Ireland I was drawn to the book since she was a hero of mine as a kid. Not only did she do a fantastic job on the hero Queen’s story but the rest of the book was an amazing collection of diverse women that girls around the world can find inspiration in across a wide spectrum of careers and challenges.McCann covered the globe to find authors, dancers, scientists, politicians, and more to show that despite living in a male dominated world that has often erased, overlooked or suppressed the accomplishments of the female gender since the beginning of time, women have STILL managed to find ways to change the world.As a mother of daughters this is exactly the kind of book I would love to have in our home so I can show them it’s possible to rise above and achieve their dreams. McCann shows we should take pride in our gender and our abilities because all of us have the power to make a difference.
When I was in elementary school, we had a library. There were picture books, and non-fiction books, and all the sorts of books you would expect to find in a school library, I suppose. The room had been a classroom before the PTA converted it into a library, so it wasn't huge, but there was one section I loved. It was two book cases near the little kids section that held biographies, 921 in the Dewey decisive system. They had a lot of "Lives of famous people when they were kids" series, and I ate them up. I read the other bios as well, but somehow reading about famous people when they were young was so cool. Back then, pre-title IX, and all that, in the time of the dianasuars, there were not many books about women. I believe we had Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, and Clara Barton. There may have been a few more, but mostly it was men.So, that is why this book is so cool, and so needed. There are so many young women, many of anthem contempary, that are in this book. I would love to list them all here, but the book is over 300 pages long, and has a different story every three to four pages. And what is also interesting is the breadth of women written about here. We learn about women who are long since dead, we learn about women from all over the world, we learn about women who are still girls, and doing amazing stuff right now.I would highly recommend this book for classroom, and libraries, and perhaps to have in the home as well. Girls need to know what other girls have done, and how far they have gone, and thus, how far they themselves can go. As always, it is important to be able to see yoruself in the world to know that you too can achieve things.Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
OK, I have to admit. I did not read this book cover to cover. I read the chapters on the women I was particularly interested in and a few others that caught my eye. But I really should have. If this was around when my children were in there pre- and teenage years it would have been a mandatory read. Not just for my daughters but for my son as well. These people truly rocked their worlds and, in the case of the historical characters, are rocking it hundreds of years later. Heroines of science, engineering, literature, and the arts. Heroines who probably deserve a bit more recognition than they have received. Tho' not all of them were ignored or forgotten by a long shot!Slight warning for those with younger children: The author does not shy away from the truth. Affairs, diseases, rebellion. These women certainly had their share. For me, were my children the aforementioned ages, I would have read some of the chapters with them or engaged in a discussion afterwards. But I, like the author, would not have shied away from what makes these women people and not just "heroine" caricatures.
More Girls Who Rocked the World by Michelle McCann is a story about girls under the age of twenty who rocked the world. Some of these girls are about our age and some of them are older, yet they all had bravery, survival skills, were talented and started movements. The forty-five stories in this book range from a sharpshooter (Annie Oakley) to a pirate (Grace O’Malley) to a Beyonce!More Girls Who Rock the World by Michelle Roehm McCann is an amazing book! I love how many talents there are. Each story has a different skill set. My favorite thing about this book is that all these girls are younger than twenty. There are even some that are our age. So it’s really cool to hear about how they rocked the world at a young age. They also include paragraphs about girls that they asked how their gonna rock the world.
Rated 5 starsAges 13+-It's the stories of people's lives, of course there's going to be stuff.
Very intersting little snippets about some facinating women and girls.
I don't know why I'm surprised that I was left so inspired by the women in this book. The real surprise should be the lack of inferiority complex I'm sometimes prone to.I loved reading the stories that made these women who they are today. It's such a great and brief biography. Though be warned if you're anything like me you'll end up looking up more books about all these women.I've said it multiple times before but I find it kind of sad that we have to have books just about women in history because no one else is telling their stories. We need to be reminded that they existed and made aware that they too had a hand in major moments and movements in the world. Without books like that it would all be a big "Who?".It's long past the time to start focusing on the women in history and those making history, because not only are they a big part in it, but they were pretty awesome while doing whatever it is they did.The phrase "backwards and in heels,” comes to mind; these women are all examples of that. They didn't let anything stop them from getting what they wanted, and fighting for what they believed in. They're proof that if you want something bad enough and work for it you can accomplish and have almost anything.I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
My daughter loved the first Girls Who Rocked the World, and if possible, she liked this one even more. This is a great way to introduce kids to important women in history. The stories are just the right length and are written as stories rather than just facts so they are more appealing to kids who might normally just choose fiction. The wide selection of women covered is also a great way to show girls that there are all sorts of heroes that they can look up to.