Like a Girl
Create, prevail, change the world . . . like a GIRL! This celebration of international girl power honors a multitude of women who made a difference.
Once upon a time, “like a girl” was considered an insult. Not anymore! In art, aviation, politics, sports, every walk of life, girls are demonstrating their creativity, perseverance, and strength. From civil rights activist Rosa Parks, who stood up for her beliefs by staying seated, to astronaut Sally Ride, who soared to the skies, the 24 women profiled here took risks, acted up, broke barriers, and transformed the world. With its simple yet powerful text, this book will inspire young women everywhere.
Rosa Parks * Mother Teresa * Malala Yousafzai * Ruby Bridges * Helen Keller * Tammy Duckworth * Wilma Rudolph * Temple Grandin * Frida Kahlo * Zaha Hadid * R.J. Palacio * Maya Angelou * Amelia Earhart * Bessie Coleman * Sally Ride * Mae Carol Jemison * Simone Biles * Gail Devers * Babe Didrikson Zaharias * Gertrude Ederle * Jane Addams * Irena Sendler * Wangari Maathal * Harriet Tubman
Lori Degman is the author of the award-winning picture books 1 Zany Zoo and Cock-a-Doodle Oops! as well as Just Read (Sterling) and other books for children. Lori was a teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing and is now a full-time author. She lives in Vernon Hills, IL, with her family
Mara Penny studied both interior design and jewelry design in college. She is the illustrator of The Practical Witch’s Spell Book (Running Press). She lives with her family in Oakland, CA.
"As an introduction to women's power and possibilities, this choice rises above the rest." --Kirkus
"Degman overturns the negative connotations associated with the phrase 'like a girl' by highlighting the lives and work of iconic female figures. Degman includes Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, and Harriet Tubman as well as lesser-known figures, among them Bessie Coleman, the first Native and African-American female pilot; Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel; and architect Zaha Hadid. Degman repeats the title in the context of each figure's accomplishments: 'Change the world like a girl, from the land to the sea, ' she writes of Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, who appears planting trees. Penny works in stylized collages that distinctively capture the likenesses of the women, who encompass people of varying backgrounds and abilities. In final spreads, Degman invites readers to be curious, ask questions, 'and discover the ways.'" -- Publishers Weekly
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