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McCann, Michelle Roehm: Girls Who Changed the World

Magazine article School Librarian

McCann, Michelle Roehm: Girls Who Changed the World

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McCann, Michelle Roehm

Girls Who Changed the World

Simon & Schuster, 2018, pp320, 6.99 [pounds sterling]

978 1 47117 491 9

This is a wonderful collection of the stories of 45 inspirational young women, who all made their mark on the world before the age of 20. It is a follow-up to the author's previous book Girls who Rocked the World. I loved the fact that the collection is so diverse, including women from long ago, and those who are still alive today. Some of the more historic figures include Naya Nuki, just described as a 'survivor.' Naya, born in 1788, trod the same steps that Lewis and Clark did a few years later. However, they had the support of more than a dozen armed men. Can you imagine an 11-year-old girl walking from North Dakota to Idaho on her own with no maps or road signs, no camping equipment or regular places to stop for food and drink? …

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