Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood, “illustrated by 13 extraordinary women”: Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Hadley Hooper, Emily Winfield Martin, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Sara Palacios, LeUyen Pham, Erin K. Robinson, Isabel Roxas, Shadra Strickland, and Melissa Sweet. Harper, 2018. 9780062699459
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? One page profiles, in varied poetic styles, portray fourteen inspiring young women, from the 18th century to the present. Each profile includes stunning illustrations, in a variety of artistic styles, by a noteworthy female illustrator. Back matter includes author’s notes and resources. The book is an outstanding collective biography for children- a wonderful and inspiring first look at women trailblazers, both well-known and obscure.
To whom would you recommend this book? For ages 4-8, as a read aloud. Perfect for curriculum units on women’s history. This would also be a great gift.
Who should buy this book? Elementary school and public libraries
Where would you shelve it ? 920
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Date of review: February 8, 2018