Girls Who Rocked the World

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

This fun and fascinating collection celebrates women who left their mark on history before the age of 20. Alongside more well-known figures such as Joan of Arc and Florence Nightingale are the stories of remarkable women whose achievements definitely deserve greater recognition.

From Laura Bassi, an 18th-century Italian physicist, to Phyllis Wheatley, a pioneer of the Black American literary tradition, the book crosses the globe and the centuries to tell the stories which don’t usually make the history books. It’s a great addition to the "herstory" movement, with a list of recommended resources for readers to find out more about the lives of their favourite heroines.

Featuring a truly diverse range of women, and written in a chatty, engaging style, this book will inspire any girl (or boy) to go out there and rock the world themselves.

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