I Am a Wonder Woman: Inspiring Activities to Try, Incredible Women to Discover
Review by Lauren
source: copy for review; all opinions are my own
Official Summary (add to Goodreads): Every page of this book is filled with aspirational and astounding stories about the most influential women to have ever lived. What’s more, readers can step into the lives of these inspirational figures with unique activities, creative questions to answer and captivating topics to give thought to.
With quirky artwork to bring each story to life, readers can travel the globe and discover remarkable women from across the world, from every kind of profession, with every kind of talent. From American aviator Amelia Earhart and Danish spy Britta Tott, to the Polish physicist and chemist Marie Curie to Mexican activist Eufrosina Cruz.
Review: I chose today to share this book because it’s election day in the United States. A lot of women across the country are running for political positions, and while I don’t believe you should vote for someone strictly for or against their gender, I do think it’s amazing that more women are running and they should be payed attention to. I Am a Wonder Woman is a book full of mini bios about fantastic women in history -including a few that fought for women’s rights, including the right to vote.I Am a Wonder Woman: learn about famous women in history, who did amazing things #ontheblog #electionday Click To Tweet
The book is set up as thus:
On the left hand side, there is an illustration of the woman being highlighted, as well as information about their lives and the things they have done. On the right hand side, there is some sort of activity that relates to the woman. I think this book would be great for any girl in middle school and beyond. I’m an adult and I thought it was a great look at some inspiring women – and I hadn’t heard of all of them! Since the book is full of various questions and other activities, I do think it would be most suitable for those in middle or high school as they might be more willing to do these extras.
Some of the great women that are featured in this book:
Brita Tott – Danish spy and forger
Kate Sheppard- Leader of New Zealand’s Women’s Suffrage Movement
Rosalind Franklin- British Scientist
Hua Mulan-Ancient Chinese Warrior
Emmeline Pankhurst- British Suffragette
I love that all the pages are bright and colorful. This is definitely a book to go through carefully, and hopefully it will introduce you to women in history who did – or are doing – amazing things!
If you’re in the U.S., don’t forget to vote today!