I came across this book a few months ago, in the midst of the sexual misconduct allegations that were starting to pour out of Hollywood. It was a pretty depressing time. When I saw this book I felt like it was a good antidote to what was happening in the world.
I was right.
This is a delightful book. There are quick bios on women who were at the forefront of change and had the courage to be who they were and fight for what they believed in. The format is set up to be sorta of a saint a day inspirational read.
There are the women who you would expect to be profiled: Oprah, Michelle Obama, Madonna, Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Roosevelt…and the list goes on. Don’t get me wrong, those were great. The delightful part for me was the women that you don’t know about: Ruby Bridges, Dolores Huerta, Kanno Sugako and I could go on and on.
I won’t tell you their stories because I won’t do them justice.
The other really cool thing about this book is the illustrations. They were done by artist Manjit Thapp and are pretty awesome.
I found the entire package uplifting and inspirational.
If you are looking for something inspiring, beautiful and educational all at the same time, this is your book.
I gave it a 5/5 star rating on Goodreads.
Full disclosure: I received this eARC from NetGalley for a fair and honest review. (Thanks NetGalley!)