Monday, May 27, 2019

Herstory: 50 Woman & Girls Who Shook Up the World; Katherine Halligan

TITLE: Herstory: 50 Women & Girls Who Shook Up the World
AUTHOR:  Katherine Halligan (Illust. Sarah Walsh)
PUBLISHER:  Simon & Schuster Young Readers - Dreamscape Audio
PUB. YEAR: 2018
FORMAT:  - audio and print
RATING - 4.5/5

With (3) young granddaughters (ages 5-7), I'm always searching for books that emphasize the fact that girls can be anything they want to be. Dream, work hard and achieve.  When I saw a review of this book somewhere I wanted to try it and, overall, I'd say this book was a hit. This book is targeted at the 8+ age group (grades 3 & 4).

Herstory is an inspiring book which looks at 50 girls and women from around the world who left a mark on history.   From artists, social leaders, activists, writers, scientists and visionaries, some of the featured included: Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Joan of Arc, Frida Khalo, Helen Keller, Beatrix Potter, Emily Bronte, Rachel Carson, Mother Teresa, Billie Holiday, Maya Angelo, Coco Channel, Malala Yousatazai, Florence Nightengale, Georgia O'Keefe, Marie Curie,  Anne Frank, Eva Peron and many more.

Nicely done book empowering young girls to dream big.

I listened to the audio of this one which was very good but, after looking at the nicely illustrated print version, I'll be getting copies for the young granddaughters now.


  1. That sounds like a terrific book for young readers. I love the pages you shared.

    1. Yes it is. I'm always impressed by the great books out there for kids.

  2. We love seeing young girls go after their dreams!

  3. Definitely one for my grand daughter of six.

  4. Sounds like a good book, I'll check for it at my library. I have In Praise of Difficult Women which is about "iconic women who forged their own unique paths in the world" which I hope to get to soon.

  5. I need a copy of this for myself!


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