She Did It!: 21 Women Who Changed the Way We Think by Emily Arnold McCully
Review by Lauren
source: copy from publisher; all opinions are my own
Official Summary (add to Goodreads): Prepare to discover new heroes among these twenty-one women who challenged the status quo, championed others, and made their voices heard. From Jane Addams to Alice Waters, from groundbreaking artists and social justice advocates to scientific pioneers and business innovators, a strong thread of trailblazing women runs through American history.21 Women Who Changed the Way We Think: #bookreview #ontheblog!! Click To Tweet
Review: There have been a lot of book releases in the past few years that focus on women in history, and how amazing they were. I’m not complaining though. I like that each one seems to have a mix of people I recognize, and others I do not. I really liked She Did It! because it gives you a lot of information about each woman – including how they grew up, and then goes on to the amazing things they accomplished, and then what they are doing now (or what they did at the time of their death). It really allowed me to get to know these women better, and I appreciated that very much.
Also, the author, Emily Arnold McCully illustrated the book. Each section starts with an illustration of the woman. I thought these portraits were lovely and it was nice to have illustrations to go along with the information. One of my favorite things about the book is that each section ends with a quote from the woman being profiled. I’m a big fan of quotes, and I thought the ones chosen were great and they really seemed to encapsulate who these women were and what they fought for, you know?
If you visit Goodreads, you can see the full list of women included, but some are Ella Baker, Billie Jean King, Madame C.J. Walker, and Isadora Duncan. Do you recognize any of those names?
I definitely recommend this one, especially for young women!