Netgalley Review: Teen Trailblazers by Jennifer Calvert

Synopsis: “True stories of young women who made a big difference! From authors to activists, painters to politicians, inventors to icons, these inspiring teenagers are proof that girls can change the world.

Joan of Arc. Anne Frank. Cleopatra. Pocahontas. Mary Shelley. Many of these heroines are well-known. But have you heard of Sybil Ludington, a 16-year-old daughter of an American colonel who rode twice as far as the far better-remembered Paul Revere to warn the militia that the British army was invading?

This fascinating book features 30 young women who accomplished remarkable things before their twentieth birthdays. Visually compelling with original illustrations, this book will inspire the next generation of strong, fearless women.”

Release date: October 2, 2018

Rating: 5/5

*I received a copy of this hrough Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This does not affect my opinions.*

*I also checked this out from the library and read that copy.*

I am loving all of these books that are full of important women and young girls who did remarkable things. I love even more that all three of my kids love them too. Yep, even my 8 year old son.

I want to make sure I mention that the art in this is beautiful. The illustrations, coloring, and font all make this book gorgeous.

This has a great collection of kick-butt young women. It features:

  • Cleopatra
  • Joan of Arc
  • Pocahontas
  • Mary Shelley
  • Anne Frank
  • Jazz Jennings
  • Eliza Lucas
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • Elisabeth Vigee Lebrun
  • Scagawea
  • Sybil Ludington
  • Jane Austen
  • Anita Garibaldi
  • Margaret Knight
  • Anna Elizabeth Dickson
  • Elizabeth Cochran
  • Mary Pickford
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Jackie Mitchell
  • Barbara Johns
  • Claudette Colvin
  • Elizabeth Eckford
  • Susan Eloise Hinton
  • Samantha Reed Smith
  • Emma Watson
  • Tavi Gevinson
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Katie Stagliano
  • Emma Gonzalez
  • Maya Penn

Not only is it teaching my kids to follow their dreams, it’s teaching them who these amazing women are. I am not afraid to admit that my 29 year old self did not know who almost half of these people were. I love that this includes not only brilliant girls from the past but also some from the present. There are girls who are currently fighting for change and making the world better.

As a mother this book is everything I want my girls to read. To know that they can do anything. That they matter and can be the voice/face of change.

If you were a fan of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo you will love this.


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