The Book Of Heroines: Tales of History's Gutsiest Gals

If you're looking for a role model you can find one right here!

Title:  National Geographic Kids: The Book of Heroines
Author: Stephanie Warren Drimmer
Publisher: National Geographic
ISBN:  9781426325571


Cleopatra was a ruler of ancient Egypt. During her time a girl had to have brains and courage. In 269 Queen Zenobia headed a revolt against the Romans after her husband was assassinated. First Lady Dolly Madison made a brave effort to stand her ground when British Troops were a threat. Mulan is a girl who took her father’s place during wartimes. These heroines were from an earlier time but inspiring none-the-less. So many women and young girls have taken a stance and followed their dreams to do what was right. Marie Curie discovered radioactivity and won the Nobel Prize. There are plenty of women in history who were pioneers in science and medicine like, Grace Murray Hopper, Mary Anning and Shirley Ann Jackson. Most recently you may have heard of Malala Yousafzai, a young girl who is paving the way to freedom for so many women and girls from the Taliban.  First Lady Michelle Obama has made great historical strides by being the first black First Lady and of course she is so much more than that.

Readers will find chapters covering Leading Ladies, Gritty Girls, Heroines On The Job, Legendary Ladies, Daring Dames, Peace Heroines, Ladies In Lab Coats, and Outstanding Animals. Woman and girls can be heroes too and there are plenty of them found right on these pages. These women have done more than step up to the plate they have challenged, fought and won for the greater good of everyone. Each of these women started out as ordinary but ended up becoming extraordinary.  Colorful artwork and beautiful photography put these heroines front and center. This guide also has fun facts in Moment of Bravery and even points out some Daring Dudes. Parents, teachers and young readers will be amazed at all they will learn and hopefully all will be inspired to become a hero.

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