Book Review Of “Herstory, 50 Women And Girls Who Shook Up The World” Written By Katherine Halligan, Illustrated by Sarah Walsh @SimonKIDS
Move aside history—it’s time for herstory.
Celebrate fifty inspiring and powerful women who changed the world and left their mark in this lavishly illustrated biography compilation that’s perfect for fans of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and She Persisted.
Throughout history, girls have often been discussed in terms of what they couldn’t or shouldn’t do.
It’s time for herstory—a celebration of not only what girls can do, but the remarkable things women have already accomplished, even when others tried to stop them.
In this uplifting and inspiring book, follow the stories of fifty powerhouse women from around the world and across time who each managed to change the world as they knew it forever. Telling the stories of their childhood, the challenges they faced, and the impact of their achievements, each lavishly illustrated spread is a celebration of girl power in its many forms. From astronauts to activists, musicians to mathematicians, these women are sure to motivate young readers of all backgrounds to focus not on the can’ts and shouldn’ts, but on what they can do: anything! (From Goodreads)
Thank you Simon Kids for gifting Liam and Gavin a copy of this beautiful book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are our own.
Mommy rates this a 5 out of 5 Stars.
Liam rates it two thumbs up
Gavin rates it two thumbs up.
As a mom, I loved this book, and I love that not only did it tell the history of strong, intellectual, fearless people, they were all women. I think it’s important for my little boys to grow up hearing stories about strong females of past and present times. I loved how bright and vivid this book was, the formatting was done. I appreciated the pictures on the pages, with the scattered paragraphs. It was easier when it came to keeping my boys attention. I really loved the stories written about Ada Lovelace, Marie Curie,Indira Gandhi, and Maya Angelou. I liked the fact that the stories were short, but told a lot of history, and didn’t bore my little ones. They were the perfect length.
Liam liked the stories of Beatrix Potter, and Sacagawea.
Gavin liked the stories of Amelia Earhart, Malala Yousafzai, and Joan Of Arc.
If this collection of stories isn’t on your radar, you should change that. This isn’t just a good book for kids, it’s a good book for everyone, and would make an amazing Christmas gift to a lucky boy or girl.