100 Women Who Made History
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
Split into six categories: 'Clued-up creatives', 'Super scientists', 'Inspiring campaigners', 'Leading ladies', 'Intrepid entrepreneurs' and 'Amazing achievers', this large hardback outlines the lives and major achievements of 100 women from Sappho to Serena Williams, Dian Fossey to Wu Zeitan and Oprah Winfrey to Hypatia.
Featuring a thoroughly diverse selection of women from varied points in history and across many cultures and disciplines, this is an excellent (and empowering) guide for children and a welcome addition to the many "great people of history" books that traditionally feature mostly men. As well as the more oft-quoted personalities, it's fascinating to learn about the less well-known women who have helped shape the world as we experience it today.