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Girls Who Rocked the World

Girls Who Rocked the World

Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa

Illustrated by: David Hahn
For Ages: 8 - 12
“Young women looking for inspiration will surely find it” (Booklist) in these profiles of forty-six movers and shakers who made their mark before they turned twenty.

This fun and inspiring collection of influential stories provides forty-six illustrated examples of strong, independent female role models, all of whom first impacted the world as teenagers or younger. Originally published in two volumes over a decade ago, this fully updated and expanded edition of Girls Who Rocked the World spans a variety of achievements, interests, and backgrounds, from Harriet Tubman and Coco Chanel to S.E. Hinton and Maya Lin—each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world. Personal aspirations from today’s young women are interspersed throughout the book, which also includes profiles of teenagers who are rocking the world right now—girls like Winter Vinecki, the creator of the nonprofit organization Team Winter, and Jazmin Whitley, the youngest designer to show at L.A. Fashion Week.
     It’s never too soon to start making a difference, and these exhilarating examples of girl power in action make for ideal motivation.
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  • Aladdin/Beyond Words | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781582703022 | 
  • October 2012 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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[Hatshepsut] had no wish to be remembered merely for her sex, which she regarded as an irrelevance; she had demanded—and for a brief time won—the right to be ranked as an equal amongst the pharaohs.


The Egyptians stood shoulder to shoulder, so crowded was the plaza. The sun beat down as they awaited the unveiling of the new royal monument. As the trumpets sounded and the slaves pulled the cloth away from the stone, people in the front rows strained their eyes to get a better... see more

About the Authors

Michelle Roehm McCann
Photograph by Holland Studios
Amelie Welden
Photograph by Seth Ellis



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