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Fantastically Great Women who made History by Kate Pankhurst

April 3, 2018

great womenFantastically Great Women who made History by Kate Pankhurst. Pub. Bloomsbury, 2018.

A picture book sized non fiction work that tells brief portraits of 14 famous women throughout history who have made a difference. Some you will have heard of but it is the others that make this book stand out.

Chinese woman Qui Jin fought for the rights of women in China in 1875. She opposed the cruel tradition of foot binding. Noor Inayat Khan was a wireless operator in France during WW2 and Hatshepsut was a woman Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt who wore a false chin beard to pass herself off as a man.

There are other more well known heroes in this publication like Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space who discovered that her space craft was wrongly programmed to go into space instead of back to Earth. Elizabeth Blackwell was declined entrance to 29 medical schools before becoming the first female graduate doctor.

Inspiring stuff, easy to read and very accessible to primary and intermediate readers.

 

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