Herstory: 50 women and girls who shook the world

Herstory – 50 women and girls who shook the world by Katherine Halligan and Sarah Walsh (Nosy Crow) is an absolute must have.

This book is perfect. Beautiful illustrations, engaging text and a wonderful selection of women to inspire children. I particularly like the layout of the book. Split into five sections – Believe and Lead, Imagine and Create, Help and Heal, Think and Solve, and Hope and Overcome – the women are grouped by category rather than by timeline. This makes the book brilliant for dipping into and makes it wonderfully easy to make comparisons and linkages between the represented women. It also encourages readers to identify their own area of passion and expertise. There is a pictorial timeline included at the end of the book to help children see how Herstory has developed through the ages.

More than a book highlighting the achievements of women, this is a call to arms. It’s a rousing celebration of the strength and passion of women and an inspirational leg-up to the girls and young women of today, encouraging them to follow their dreams and shake things up to change the world. Every school and library should have a copy. We owe it to the world.

You can get your copy here.

Source – kindly sent for review by Nosy Crow.

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