Friday, October 13, 2017

More Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland by Michelle R. McCann - Book Review

34228218More Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland by Michelle R. McCann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published October 3rd 2017 by Aladdin/Beyond Words

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.

I don't know why I'm surprised that I was left so inspired by the women in this book. The real surprise should be the lack of inferiority complex I'm sometimes prone to.

I loved reading the stories that made these women who they are today. It's such a great and brief biography. Though be warned if you're anything like me you'll end up looking up more books about all these women.

I've said it multiple times before but I find it kind of sad that we have to have books just about women in history because no one else is telling their stories. We need to be reminded that they existed and made aware that they too had a hand in major moments and movements in the world. Without books like that it would all be a big "Who?".

It's long past the time to start focusing on the women in history and those making history, because not only are they a big part in it, but they were pretty awesome while doing whatever it is they did.

The phrase "backwards and in heels,” comes to mind; these women are all examples of that. They didn't let anything stop them from getting what they wanted, and fighting for what they believed in. They're proof that if you want something bad enough and work for it you can accomplish and have almost anything.

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