In this book of poems, you will find Mary Anning, who was just thirteen when she unearthed a prehistoric fossil. You'll meet Ruby Bridges, the brave six year old who helped end segregation in the South. And Maya Lin, who at twenty-one won a competition to create a war memorial, and then had to appear before Congress to defend her right to create. Readers will also hear about Molly Williams, Annette Kellerman, Nellie Bly, Pura Belpré, Frida Kahlo, Jacqueline and Eileen Nearne, Frances Moore Lappé, Mae Jemison, Angela Zhang, and Malala Yousafzai-all whose stories will enthrall and inspire. This poetry collection was written, illustrated, edited, and designed by women and includes an author's note, a timeline, and additional resources.
With artwork by notable artists including Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Hadley Hooper, Emily Winfield Martin, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Sara Palacios, LeUyen Pham, Erin Robinson, Isabel Roxas, Shadra Strickland, and Melissa Sweet. Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World has earned awards as a 2019 Bank Street Best Book of the Year, named to the 2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List, selected for CCBC Choices Book 2019, selected as a Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2019, and named to the Cuyahoga County Public Library's 2018 list of Great Books for Kids.
Hardcover, 40 pages. Recommended ages 4 to 8.