Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Hood
Now in paperback! A stellar ensemble of picture book creators—all women—join together to celebrate a sampling of history’s young female revolutionaries. This is the ideal introduction for the next generation of tenacious trailblazers.
Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women who, through determination and perseverance, sparked change in the world. Each accomplished woman and her short, poetic biography is matched with work from an award-winning illustrator: two-time Caldecott winner Sophie Blackall takes on heroic World War II spies Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne; Caldecott Honor–winning Oge Mora presents brave Ruby Bridges; Selina Alko is matched with the courageous Malala Yousafzai;New York Timesbestselling illustrator Emily Winfield Martin is paired with the inventor of the controversial one-piece bathing suit, Annette Kellermann; and Shadra Strickland introduces America’s first known female firefighter, Molly Williams.
WHO ARE THESE WOMEN?
First known female firefighter in the US, MOLLY WILLIAMS
Paleontologist MARY ANNING, who discovered a complete dinosaur fossil at age thirteen
Undercover journalist and record-breaking around-the-world-traveler NELLIE BLY
Author, puppeteer, and first Puerto Rican librarian in NYC, PURA BELPRÉ
Champion athlete and inventor of the modern swimsuit, ANNETTE KELLERMANN
World-famous artist and cultural icon FRIDA KAHLO
World War II spies who parachuted into Nazi-occupied France, sisters EILEEN and JACQUELINE NEARNE
Civil rights pioneer RUBY BRIDGES
Anti-hunger activist and author of Diet for a Small Planet,FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ
First female African American astronaut, MAE JEMISON
Architect and designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, MAYA LIN
Teen who pioneered cancer research at age seventeen, ANGELA ZHANG
Activist for girls’ education and youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, MALALA YOUSAFZAI
Shaking Things Up includes an author’s note from award-winning author Susan Hood, a timeline, and additional resources.