HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook the World Illustrated by Sarah Walsh


Instead of just studying history, let’s think about HerStory too! In this uplifting and inspiring book, children can learn about 50 intrepid women from around the world and throughout history. Telling the stories of their childhood, the challenges they faced and the changes they made, each lavishly illustrated spread is a celebration of girl power in its many forms. With a range of pioneering careers – from astronauts to activists, musicians to mathematicians and many more – young readers will be inspired to achieve their own dreams and to make the world a better place, too. Compelling, motivating and visually arresting in equal measure, this is the perfect introduction to just some of the amazing women who have shaped our world.

List of women featured: Elizabeth I, Jeanne d’Arc, Indira Gandhi, Teresa Kachindamoto, Empress Wu Zetian, Boudicca, Hatshepsut, Isabella I of Castile, Aung San Suu Kyi, Sacajawea, Frida Kahlo, Beatrix Potter, Coco Chanel, Billie Holiday, Anna Pavlova, Mira Bai, Maya Angelou, Georgia O’Keeffe, Emily Bronte, Sarah Bernhardt, Florence Nightingale, Harriet Tubman, Annie Sullivan, Maria Montessori, Mother Teresa, Mary Seacole, Wangari Maathai, Elizabeth Blackwell, Eva Peron, Dorothy Hodgkin, Marie Curie, Rachel Carson, Ada Lovelace, Hypatia, Rosalind Franklin, Mary Anning, Katherine Johnson, Lisa Meitner, Dian Fossey, Valentina Teryshoka, Malala Yousafzai, Helen Keller, Rigoberta Menchu, Amelia Earhart, Hannah Szenes, Rosa Parks, Noor Inayat Khan, Emmeline Pankhurst, Cathy Freeman, Anne Frank