Did you know who wrote the first algorithm? Her name was Ada Lovelace and not only was she a math genius, but she was the even-smarter daughter of the great poet Lord Byron. Have you heard that one of the reasons the Allies won World War II was a secret crew of Russian women pilots who risked their lives every evening fighting Nazis in planes made of wood? Meet the Night Witches. Why haven’t we heard more about Annie Easley, who wrote the computer code that helped so many NASA launches? These and other “hidden figures” represent important chapters of our history that need to be told.
Women hold up half the sky and, most days, do even more of the heavy lifting including childbearing and child-rearing. All after a long day at the office. Women have always been strong, true heroes ─ sheroes, oftentimes unacknowledged. As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women are coming into their own. In the 21st Century, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality. It is time to acknowledge the successful women of the world.
Super women as female role models: From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today's women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised to become super women of the future.
So what do Sojourner Truth, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Malala have in common? They're some of the super women you will meet in The Book of Awesome Women, just like these women:
• Elizabeth Custer
• Althea Gibson
• Dian Fossey
• Aretha Franklin
• Babe Didrikson
• Lee Tai-Young
• Jackie Joyner-Kersee
• Kathryn Peddrew
• Fannie Lou Hamer
• Sally Ride
• Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai
• and many more!
Now is the time to acknowledge the greatness of women!
What People Are Saying About The Book of Awesome Women:
“Brava to all these brave women! Women have been left out of history for far too long. There is much to be learned from these women who paved the way for all of us through courage, daring and smarts.” –Ntozake Shange, author of For Colored Girls
“This book is the antidote for the erasure of women from our history. These bold and colorful portraits revel women who dared pursue their dreams.” –Vicki Leon, author of Uppity Women
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About the Author:
Becca Anderson is a writer, women’s studies scholar and teacher living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally from Ohio, she credits her first grade teacher as a great inspiration and runs several popular classes and workshops including “How to Put Your Passion on Paper.” Anderson and is currently at work on her next book on women in science and technology.
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