Canadian Girls Who Rocked the World, Revised Edition
Written by Tonya Lloyd Kyi. Illustrated by Tom Bagley.
Published by Whitecap Books Ltd., 2009.
|Thirty-four young girls with big dreams and the courage to make
them happen are featured in the revised edition of Canadian Girls Who Rocked
The powerful impact of a good role model can make the wildest dreams of any young woman seem possible. Canadian Girls Who Rocked the World features some of the best female role models Canada has to offer.
The revised and expanded version of this bestselling book contains more stories than ever all written in an engaging style that will appeal to even the most reluctant readers. Emily Jennings Stowe overcame public humiliation from her male classmates and became the first female doctor in Canada. Elizabeth May spent her youth campaigning for environmental causes and went on to become the leader of the Green Party of Canada. Sarah Emma Edmonds completed 12 spy missions during the American Civil War without anyone knowing she was a woman. Avril Lavigne remained true to herself despite overwhelming pressure from the music industry. And Marilyn Bell was the first person to swim across Lake Ontario.
As each real life example unfolds, the message is clear: these women rocked the world by having the courage to make their dreams a reality.
From scientists to athletes, artists to pioneers, politicians to journalists, Canadian Girls Who Rocked the World is packed full of inspiring stories, photographs and illustrations, as well as sidebars written by Canadian girls today telling us about their dreams and aspirations. Essential reading for any girl or young woman, the book is both a collection of fascinating biographies and a challenge to today's Canadian girls to get out there and start rocking.
With illustrations and black and white photographs throughout, this fascinating book profiles young women who are born to greatness as well as young girls who aspire to it.
Intended for ages 8 and up.
From the same author:
Canadian Boys Who Rocked the World
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