Goodnight stories for Rebel Girls
Francesca Cavallo & Elena Favilli
This is a great book, full of short biographies telling the fascinating tales of women and girls who changed the world. The sequel is also available.
“A spellbinding book, each of its short biographies unique. Once you have delved in, it will be almost painful to pull yourself out of it.”
Women in Science
Scientists change the world with their amazing finds but when you think about Scientists, you rarely think of women straight away. But this incredible book, full of short biographies, will make you change your thoughts. Women played, and always will play a huge part in Science.
“An inspirational book. The pictures make the autobiographies come to life, meaning you really understand the stories of these incredible women. “
Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom
Chris Van Wick
Rolihlahla was born in Mvezo as the son of the chief. At the age of 7, he was sent to school where he got an English name: Nelson. He learnt a lot: at school and at home. After his ninth birthday, his father passed away and Nelson went to live at his father’s friend’s where he completed his education.
“Nelson Mandela’s biography is very inspiring. I think everyone should read it and understand more about fighting against apartheid!”
Little People, BIG DREAMS series
Isabel Sanchez Vegara & Lisbeth Kaiser
This series tells the stories of people who had to overcome difficulties to achieve their dreams. There are lots of these books including: Amelia Earhart, Ella Fitzgerald, Marie Curie, Jane Austen, L.M Montgomery, Rosa Parks and Emmeline Pankhurst. All of these people’s lives were interesting and not always easy.
“These books will help you understand the lives of people who weren’t scared to be different. I found them truly inspirational.”
Women in Science
When you think about Scientists, you rarely think of women straight away. But this incredible book, full of short biographies, will make you change your thoughts. Women played, and always will play a huge part in Science.
“An inspirational book. The pictures make the autobiographies come to life, meaning you really understand the stories of these incredible women.”
Ross Maloy is trying to be a normal seventh grader but it isn’t going to be easy. It is even harder when you only have one friend to support you for your long hours of treatments. Falling hair, cowboy hat, mocking memes, won’t facilitate his task but he knows that he should keep his head high and carry on.
“This book made me cry and smile. Even though I sometimes felt like throwing the book the wall, I carried on reading and breathed sighs of relief when the scenes were over!”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve the Supreme Court. This incredible picture book tells her story in a way like no other. She shows that disagreeing with something or someone is never something bad.
“This is a remarkable book, beautifully illustrated and helping the reader capture a perfect picture.”