Shaking Things up

Shaking Things up

14 Young Women Who Changed the World

Book - 2018 | First Edition.
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"Each poem and illustration shines with a personality all its own." --Shelf Awareness (starred review)

"This book has definitely made an impact on my life." --Kitt Shapiro, daughter of Eartha Kitt

Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women--each paired with a noteworthy female artist--to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers.

From the award-winning author of Ada's Violin, Susan Hood, this is a poetic and visual celebration of persistent women throughout history.

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.

And those are just a few of the young women included in this book. 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.

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

Named to the Cuyahoga County Public Library's 2018 list of Great Books for Kids

Audience: Ages 5 and up.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
Edition: First Edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062699459
Branch Call Number: J 305.42 Hoo
Characteristics: 40 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 29 cm


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Apr 19, 2018

Beautiful Illustrations from a diverse range of illustrators, honoring important historical figures who are women.

DPLpaigeone Apr 05, 2018

One of my favorite 2018 Children's poetry books! 14 amazing women - Meet Nellie Bly, Investigative Journalist, Pura Belpre, Children's Author and first Latina Librarian at New York Public Library or Maya Lin, Architect and Sculptor. Beautifully written poems with informative information. The illustrations are by 13 amazing illustrators! An fabulous timeline is located in the front of the book. Also, sources, books and website recommendations are located in the back of the book. A wonderful way to meet amazing women in poetry format. Especially, during the month of April.

LPL_DanC Apr 02, 2018

Another great addition to the booming genre of children's books about women who blaze trails. In addition to great illustrations by 13 of the best female picture book artists working today, this book includes profiles of women who aren't necessarily household names, but should be.

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