The Book of Awesome Women: Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes and Female Firsts (Women Biographies, for Readers of I Am Malala)

Becca Anderson (Author) Ntozake Shange (Preface by)
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#1 Best Seller in Teen & Young Adult Sociology and Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance ─ Super Women

Discover some of the most awesome women in history. Now is the time to acknowledge the greatness of women!

"The Book of Awesome Women shares stories and triumphs that are not often mentioned in mainstream history and is something you absolutely need to check out....Reading this book filled me with happiness and I just felt so amazed by what the women within this book have accomplished." The Book of Awesome Women Book Review from @kleffnotes, TheNerdyGirlExpress, December 11, 2017

Sheroes. Women hold up half the sky and, most days, do even more of the heavy lifting including childbearing and child-rearing. All after a long day at the office. Women have always been strong, true sheroes, oftentimes unacknowledged. As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women are coming into their own. In the 21st Century, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality. It is time to acknowledge the successful women of the world.

Super women as female role models. From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today's women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised to become super women of the future.

Super women you will meet in The Book of Awesome Women include:

  • Dian Fossey
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Indira Ghandi
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Margaret Mead
  • Coretta Scott King
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • Joan Baez
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Coco Chanel
  • Anita Hill
  • Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai
  • And many more

If you liked books such as I Am Malala, Women in Science, or Book of Awesome Women Writers, you will want to read The Book of Awesome Women.

Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Mango
Publish Date
July 25, 2017
Pages
341
Dimensions
4.9 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781633535831

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About the Author

Becca Anderson comes from a long line of teachers and preachers from Ohio and Kentucky. The teacher side of her family led her to become a woman's studies scholar and the author of the bestselling The Book of Awesome Women. An avid collector of affirmations, meditations, prayers, and blessings, she helps run a "Gratitude and Grace Circle" that meets monthly at homes, churches, and bookstores in the San Francisco Bay Area where she currently resides.

Ntozake Shange, poet, novelist, playwright, and performer, wrote the Broadway-produced and Obie Award-winning For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf. She has also written numerous works of fiction, including Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo, Betsy Brown, and Liliane.
Vicki Leon is a writer, traveler, and historian who has built a wide readership with her Uppity Women series. She lives in Morro Bay, California.

Reviews

"This non-fiction book by Becca Anderson would make an excellent reference book and is also, at the same time extremely readable. It was fun to go through and learn about famous women, who are presented in a way that kept me reading and wanting to learn more. The title, cleverly, says it all. The chapters are divided into women who broke boundaries of race, gender and personal obstacles to be overcome; those who fought for freedom from the earliest days to the twenty-first century; Sheroes some of whom were my personal heroes as a young girl and as an adult; and those females who dared to be the first to do whatever needed to be done." - PowerfulReadingWomen.com "Reading this book filled me with happiness and I just felt so amazed by what the women within this book have accomplished. While I recognized a number them in certain sections I was just so wowed by the intense level of detail provided by Anderson throughout. It is impossible to pick a favorite chapter as each was so informative and provided me with so much new knowledge. This read is absolutely a must for anyone interested in history or even just looking to expand their knowledge in a meaningful way. Beyond her detailed work throughout the book Anderson provides a bibliography for those interested in doing additional research. She also includes a card you can submit at the end of the book to nominate women you think deserve to be recognized as awesome. I thought this was a wonderful idea and hope she receives a number of submissions. The Book of Awesome Women shares stories and triumphs that are not often mentioned in mainstream history and is something you absolutely need to check out."- Nerdy Girl Express "Now is the time to acknowledge the greatness of women!" - Stylish Southern Mama "A min-expanding book that will make you smarter!" - Fupping.com "It is time to acknowledge the successful women of the world. From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today's women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised to become super women of the future."- SoCalCityKids