I AM A WONDER WOMAN
Inspiring Activities to Try – Incredible Women to Discover
By: Ellen Bailey
Illustrated by: Lauren Farnsworth and Sophie Beer
Published: September 18, 2018
Publisher: Portable Press
This book was made for middle-grade and older readers to inspire them to learn about the histories of important women that have done ground-breaking things, have sacrificed, and contributed in many ways. Through thought-provoking questions, quizzes, challenges, projects, and more, kids will be inspired to learn more about some really fascinating women and maybe be inspired to be like them.
The book takes readers through the alphabet, starting with Ava Lovelace, a British mathematician, and ending with Zaha Hadid, an Iraqi architect. The book is full of plenty of women we do know like Anne Frank, J.K. Rowling, and Venus and Serena Williams and many women we don’t know like Mary Sherman Morgan, an American Rocket Scientist, and Jessica Watson, an Australian sailor. Every few pages, I had heard of the “wonder woman” and then more that I had never heard of but were just as amazing.
Each woman’s page offers a brief biography, sometimes in paragraph form and other times with word bubbles or fact boxes. Then the next page offers a type of activity for the reader to do. For the Amna Haddad page, a weightlifter from United Arab Emirates, the activity page offers a list of sports with columns “would like to try it”, “try it”, and “loved it”. Some of the sports listed include archery, fencing, golf, judo, sailing, swimming, tennis, and weightlifting. It encourages readers to try a new activity and maybe, just find a new passion while trying it out. Other activity pages encourage readers to write a poem, learn sign language, or complete a math theorem,
With today being the first day of Women’s History Month, I encourage you to share this book with your daughters AND your sons and remember that we can do many great things just by working hard and having a dream – just like these women did!
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