Meet some Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders in our sneak peek at the book
Published on: 04 March 2019 Author: Catriona Wightman
It's International Women's Day on 8 March, so what better time to take a look at the new Fantastically Great Women book?
The latest instalment of Kate Pankhurst's inspiring series is Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders, showcasing figures who shook up the world of work.
Expect to discover astonishing women with all sorts of careers, from scientists to hot air balloonists.
We've got a sneak peek inside to whet your appetite, so take a look below - and click on the images for a bigger version!
Mathematician Katherine Johnson - whose story was recently told in the movie Hidden Figures - fought to overcome the prejudice she faced as a black woman, and ended up playing a vital role in the space race.
Maria Sibylla Merian
Maria Sibylla Merian grew up in Germany in the 17th century and became fascinated by insects - she went on to make some huge discoveries and helped to transform our understanding of nature.
Scientist Rosalind Franklin was a brilliant scientist who helped to unravel the secrets of DNA - but she never received the proper recognition or credit during her lifetime.
The Matchgirls were an inspiring group of women and girls working in dreadful conditions in a match factory - but they spoke out about their treatment and ended up going on strike.
Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders by Kate Pankhurst is out now, published by Bloomsbury Children's Books.
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