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Girls Who Rocked the World

Girls Who Rocked the World

by Amelie Welden Illustrated by Jerry McCann

Here is a collection of biographical sketches of young women who have achieved impressive goals before the age of 20.

The author has collected the life stories of Cleopatra, Mother Teresa, Frida Kahlo, Phyllis Wheatley, and relatively unknown young women such as Cristen Powell, one of the nation's top drag racers, to show the determination, persistence, and spirit needed to succeed. The stories also include each woman's human flaws and how she overcame them. An extensive bibliography is included.

An important read for young girls — and boys — who are struggling to discover their dreams and overcome the turbulence of adolescence.

10, 11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 5 - 8
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Biography and Autobiography, Anthologies

About the Author and Illustrator

Amelie Welden
Jerry McCann

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