Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

Emily Winfield Martin, Julie Morstad, LeUyen Pham, Lisa Brown, Melissa Sweet, Oge Mora, Selina Alko, Shadra Strickland, Sophie Blackall, Susan Hood

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc

Published: 04-02-2021



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“Each poem and illustration shines with a personality all its own.” -Shelf Awareness (starred review)”This book has definitely made an impact on my life.” -Kitt Shapiro, daughter of Eartha KittFresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women-each paired with a noteworthy female artist-to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers.From the award-winning author of Ada’s Violin, Susan Hood, this is a poetic and visual celebration of persistent women throughout history. In this book of poems, you will find Mary Anning, who was just thirteen when she unearthed a prehistoric fossil. You’ll meet Ruby Bridges, the brave six year old who helped end segregation in the South. And Maya Lin, who at twenty-one won a competition to create a war memorial, and then had to appear before Congress to defend her right to create.And those are just a few of the young women included in this book. Readers will also hear about Molly Williams, Annette Kellerman, Nellie Bly, Pura Belpre, Frida Kahlo, Jacqueline and Eileen Nearne, Frances Moore Lappe, Mae Jemison, Angela Zhang, and Malala Yousafzai-all whose stories will enthrall and inspire. This poetry collection was written, illustrated, edited, and designed by women and includes an author’s note, a timeline, and additional resources.With artwork by notable artists including Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Hadley Hooper, Emily Winfield Martin, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Sara Palacios, LeUyen Pham, Erin Robinson, Isabel Roxas, Shadra Strickland, and Melissa Sweet.A 2019 Bank Street Best Book of the Year Named to the 2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading ListSelected for CCBC Choices Book 2019Selected as a Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2019Named to the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 2018 list of Great Books for Kids2020-2021 South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee

Additional information

Dimensions 216 × 279 mm
Page Count 40