Monday, October 2, 2017

Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers & Rebels

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Title: Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers and Rebels
Author: Linda Skeers
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Copyright Date: 2017
Age Range: 8-14 years old
Lexile Level: Not found


This book provides short summaries of 52 brave women throughout history and throughout the world. Each woman is described briefly, yet thoroughly through text, brightly illustrated and their birth year, death year, place of birth and their nickname or what they were famous for are all highlighted on the page. The history of these brave and fearless women will encourage children to accomplish their goals with fearlessness.

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I think young tween/teenage girls will particularly find this book fun and exciting, however young boys who think women can be brave and fearless too will enjoy this book just as much! History lovers will enjoy this book as well.

Read alikes:

Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History...and Our Future! By: Kate Schatz
This book is very similar to Women Who Dared, each women depicted in illustrations and text, however each letter of the alphabet is represented by a woman in this book.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls By: Elena Favilli
This book depicts each women by illustration and through text as well. Each illustration is drawn by one of sixty different artists. The text is set up so parents or children can read about one woman per night.

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by: Rachel Ignotofsky

This book describes the incredible women in the science field and all that they have accomplished throughout their careers. This book is illustrated as well.

Final comment:
I love all of the recent publications about strong female women from our history!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Happy Monster! I think your "final comment" summed it up nicely. There are some GREAT books out there about real-life FEMALE heroes and I think that is so important for girls growing up to see. As a child my women heroes seemed to be all nurses (Clara Barton, Florence Nightingale) or the amazing Helen Keller. I don't think there were too many other books out there! '

    Nice summary of this book and also good choices for other books for interested readers. Thanks!