More Girls Who Rocked the World

Heroines from Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland

by Michelle Roehm McCann,

More Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland
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  • 9781582706412
  • 9781481496889
From the inspiring author of Girls Who Rocked the World comes another comprehensive collection of true, inspiring profiles of successful young women throughout history who made their mark on the world before turning twenty.

Young women today crave strong, independent role models to look to for motivation. In the follow-up to the bestseller Girls Who Rocked the World, More Girls Who Rocked the World offers a fun and uplifting collection of influential stories with forty-five more movers and shakers who made a difference before turning twenty.

From Annie Oakley and Queen Victoria to Malala Yousafzai and Adele—each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world—you’ll get to know these capable queens of empires and courageous icons of entertainment. Also included are profiles of gutsy teenagers who are out there rocking the world right now and personal aspirations from today’s young women.
  • Aladdin/Beyond Words; October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781481496889
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  • Title: More Girls Who Rocked the World
  • Author: Michelle Roehm McCann; David Hahn (ill.)
  • Imprint: Aladdin/Beyond Words
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781582706412
  • 9781481496889

In The Press

Like its predecessor, Girls Who Rocked the World (2012), this appealing compendium features brief profiles of women from around the world who achieved greatness at a young age.The 45 short biographies of such well- and lesser-known women as Queen Esther of Persia, Jazz Jennings, Chloe Kim, and Mary Lou Williams are a disparate group, save that all their subjects made their marks on the world before the age of 20. Written in an engaging, conversational style, many profiles are followed with comments from girls and young women who explain their own plans for rocking the world. There are minor quibbles with some of McCann's wording, as when she identifies Ada Byron Lovelace as a "computer programmer," a bit of an oversimplification. Emma Watson is identified as an actress and activist, but only one paragraph explains her work as a United Nations goodwill ambassador. One perplexing inclusion is Naya Nuki, identified as a "survivor." A Shoshone girl, Nuki was captured along with Sacagawea when both were 11 in a Hidatsa raid and forced to march over 1,000 miles from their home. Other than Lewis' diary entry describing her reunion with Sacagawea during the Lewis and Clark expedition, there is no other record, so the profile is mostly speculative. These minor speed bumps don't diminish the pleasure and inspiration to be had in the whole. There are suggestions for further reading on all the subjects. A diverse compendium that will entertain, inform, and inspire. (bibliography, websites, endnotes)