As Beyonce sings, Run the World (Girls)
From Pocahontas to Misty Copeland, Laurie Calkhoven writes about 50 significant women throughout American history in the book, Women Who Changed the World: 50 Amazing Americans. Each two-page biographical overview is listed chronologically and includes a Fact File and highlighted text boxes that explain why these important ladies are enduringly famous. The Spanish illustrator, Patricia Castelao, includes attractive artwork of each woman alongside the text that also shows an actual drawing or photograph. There are 16 additional thumbnail biographies of other notable ladies listed at the end of the book with an invitation from the author to email her about other inspiring ladies. She writes, “Who’s next? Did we miss one of your favorite American women? Let us know, and tell us how you’re going to change the world.” This is a wonderful introduction to the accomplishments of women in American history and a great starting point to gather research about any one of these amazing women for school assignments during Women’s History Month. Grades 3-6.