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I like the illustrations and the short stories about each lady. Very inspiring. Bought it for my 4yr old son to appreciate the contributions to society from women after noticing he was starting to have interesting ideas about what girls can and can't do :-).
I adored the introduction and the quotations from each of these inspirational women. The illustrations told a story of their own and I spent every bit as long reading the pictures as I did reading and pondering the words. A book to inspire the next generation.
i've read this to several of my classes (ranging form 6 yrs to 12 yrs) and they all enjoy it but the kids under 10 definitely get more into it. at the end of the book i always ask the kids if they have questions or comments and sometimes they'll share take away messages like if we keep trying we can do anything, or it doesnt matter who you are it just matters what you do (which always makes my heart melt!), it also encourages discussion around acceptance and also the progress that still needs to be made. i also have the she persisted around the world one which i prefer more because of the people in it, but they are child appropriate while still touching on deeper topics. the illustrations and summaries of each woman is great, and i love that there is also a quote from each person in it.
I bought this book to read to my four year old twin girls. After the first two stories every time I said "she" they shouted back "persisted". Great choices of featured women, with quotes from each about persevering which I found quite moving.
Lovely and inspiring stories for little girls and little boys to read (likely age 8 and up); gorgeous illustrations too. Too bad Hillary Clinton isn't among the women written about, perhaps fear of nepotism from the author (her daughter) made her think twice about it? She is after all the first woman to run for the Office of President - so very noteworthy! Chelsea - write your mother's story!