Discover and cheer the accomplishments of more than seventy amazing women from all over the world and throughout history.
They’re activists and explorers, scientists and writers and more. And they’re all women: Cleopatra, Boudicca, Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I, Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie, Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, Anne Frank, Wangari Maathai, Mae C. Jemison, Cathy Freeman, and Malala Yousafzai, to name just a few. Marcia Williams, through her lively comic-strip style and a clever combination of facts, quotes, and jokes, invites readers to peruse these extraordinary women’s stories, learn about their noteworthy achievements, be inspired to greatness . . . and be thoroughly entertained.
About the Author
Marcia Williams has written and illustrated many children’s books, including The Romans: Gods, Emperors, and Dormice; Greek Myths; Tales from Shakespeare; Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs; and The Elephant’s Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India. Her humorous comic-strip illustrations are readily recognizable and hugely popular all over the world. She lives in London.
In Williams' classic comic-strip style, the lives of women scientists, pioneers, athletes, and artists are explored and celebrated...Helping to diversify the gallery are such figures as Frida Kahlo, Wangari Maathai, and Mae Jemison. Williams acknowledges the difficult nature of choosing a select list; she includes brief information about 59 others in the back along with a challenge to readers to find more heroic women who have inspired them. This animated volume will surely rouse future change-makers. —Kirkus Reviews
Williams has mastered the technique of providing plenty of information in nugget-size chunks and adds insights through her amusing cartoon illustrations, laid out in comics-style panels complete with dialogue that enlivens the learning. Never one to waste space, Williams uses the margins for extra factoids, and the back matter, too, is illustrated and contains information on even more women. The small but bright cartoons will attract new readers, while her many fans will be pleased, once more, to travel through history with her. —Booklist