50 Unbelievable Women and Their Fascinating (and True!) Stories

Saundra Mitchell (Author)
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Description

From Tina Fey to Vera Wang, and Oprah Winfrey to Maria TallChief, 50 incredible ladies who shaped our history!

"The arrangement of contemporary figures alongside those from the distant past should help give readers the sense that history is unfolding all around them."--Publishers Weekly

A compilation of biographies profiling some of the most intrepid women in history and today. From athletes, comediennes, and TV personalities, to world leaders, political figures, and activists, these women paved the way for future generations and have proven that hard work and passion will help you achieve just about anything. Chock full of interesting facts and bursts of trivia, plus a glossary and a fun quiz are sure to entertain and inform!

Product Details

Price
$8.99
Publisher
Puffin Books
Publish Date
March 29, 2016
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.8 X 7.7 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780147518125
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About the Author

Saundra Mitchell is absolutely, completely, totally crazy about history. If you come to her hometown of Indianapolis, she'll show you the streets named after 19th century trolley stops, where Civil War prisoners were kept, and where the first European cemetery in town used to be. (That's right, they moved it! How creepy is that?) When she's not geeking out about history, she's writing novels for young adults, flipping out about pop culture with her best friend, and seriously embarrassing her kids. Find out more about her at www.saundramitchell.com and follow her on Twitter @SaundraMitchell.l

Reviews

Praise for They Did What? 50 Unbelievable Women and Their Fascinating (and True!) Stories

"Striking a witty and celebratory tone, Mitchell shares 50 brief stories about influential women past and present . . . The arrangement of contemporary figures alongside those from the distant past should help give readers the sense that history is unfolding all around them."--Publishers Weekly


"Spanning every field from politics to fashion design, this book offers a lengthy list of fearless and remarkable females. Women, contemporary and historical, from all corners of the globe are included . . . The narratives are brief, limited to two or three pages, designed to whet the curiosity of readers . . . Fast paced and high interest, this collective biography utilizes stories of compassion, cunning, and bravery to explore what it means to be not just an accomplished woman but an accomplished human being."--Booklist

"Saundra Mitchell has created 50 fascinating biographical vignettes from across history to entertain, amaze, and ignite the reader's curiosity to learn more . . . [readers] will love it because of the anecdotal nature of the stories."--School Library Connection

"Chock-full of trivial tidbits . . . Young people . . . will likely enjoy browsing the book."--VOYA