It feels like there have been just loads of books about interesting women coming out in the last few years–rebel girls, mathematicians, Hidden Figures, and all–but it’s never enough when you come across a really good one. I wasn’t expecting much from this one, but it delivered in content, art and discussion potential. The biographies are short and highly readable, full of interesting tidbits, and very colorful, both in descriptive words and engaging art. Sometimes the “what would X do?” questions seem a little forced, but it’s maybe a fun way to translate everyday situations into lifetime decision-making skills. The message is always “never give up,” whether those words are used or not. So persist some more, friends. Get out there and lead the future.
What Would She Do? 25 true stories of trailblazing rebel women by Kay Woodward and many illustrators.