Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed The World

bySusan HoodIllustratorSophie Blackall, Emily Winfield Martin

January 23, 2018|
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed The World by Susan Hood
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“Each poem and illustration shines with a personality all its own.” Shelf Awareness (starred review)

“This book has definitely made an impact on my life.” Kitt Shapiro, daughter of Eartha Kitt

This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women—each paired with a noteworthy female artist—to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers.

From the award-winning author of Ada’s Violin, Susan Hood, this is a poetic and visual celebration of persistent women throughout history.

In this book of poems, you will find Mary Anning, who was just thirteen when she unearthed a prehistoric fossil. You’ll meet Ruby Bridges, the brave six year old who helped end segregation in the South. And Maya Lin, who at twenty-one won a competition to create a war memorial, and then had to appear before Congress to defend her right to create.

And those are just a few of the young women included in this book. Readers will also hear about Molly Williams, Annette Kellerman, Nellie Bly, Pura Belpré, Frida Kahlo, Jacqueline and Eileen Nearne, Frances Moore Lappé, Mae Jemison, Angela Zhang, and Malala Yousafzai—all whose stories will enthrall and inspire. This poetry collection was written, illustrated, edited, and designed by women and includes an author’s note, a timeline, and additional resources.

With artwork by notable artists including Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Hadley Hooper, Emily Winfield Martin, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Sara Palacios, LeUyen Pham, Erin Robinson, Isabel Roxas, Shadra Strickland, and Melissa Sweet.

A 2019 Bank Street Best Book of the Year 

Named to the 2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List

Selected for CCBC Choices Book 2019

Selected as a Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2019

Named to the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 2018 list of Great Books for Kids

As a child, Susan Hood never understood why mothers worked inside the house and fathers worked outside. But her mother urged her to pursue things she hadn’t had-a good education and a career. After graduating from Smith College, Susan launched a career as a book and magazine editor at Scholastic, Sesame Street, and Nick Jr., with...
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Title:Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed The WorldFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:40 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.25 inShipping dimensions:40 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.25 inPublished:January 23, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062699458

ISBN - 13:9780062699459

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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