Shaking Things Up by Susan Hood

Reviewed by Amanda K (Library Staff)

Shaking Things Up by Susan Hood is an amazing collection of biographies of inspiring women and girls. The first few pages are list of content and beautiful timeline events that made these women extraordinary. Some of these women are well known figures and some are not. They include: Molly Williams, Mary Anning, Nellie Bly, Annette Kellerman, Pura Belpre, Frida Kahlo, Jacqueline and Eileen Nearne, France Moore Lappe, Ruby Bridges, Mae Jemison, Maya Lin, Angela Zhang and Malala Yousafzai. Each heroine has full page illustration, a poem explaining who they are and more. Each illustration is made by a different female illustrator and is done beautifully. The last few pages are a list of resources which include books sources, websites and more on each woman. Although this book is targeted for children, it is a wonderful book that anyone could enjoy. I love that the stories are told in verse but on the bottom of each page is a short paragraph about each women/girl.

Located in Children’s Nonfiction (J 920.72 HOO)

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