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A stellar ensemble of picture book creators―all women―join together to celebrate a sampling of history’s young female revolutionaries. Inspired by the Womens March and the ongoing focus on women’s rights―here is the ideal introduction for the next generation of tenacious and determined rabble-rousers.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." ―Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian
Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women―each paired with a noteworthy female artist―to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers. From the award-winning author of Ada’s Violin, Susan Hood, this is a poetic and visual picture book that celebrates persistent women throughout history.
Among the powerful pairings: Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall takes on heroic World War II spies Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne; Selina Alko is matched with the brave Malala Yousafzai; New York Times bestselling illustrator Emily Winfield Martin is paired with the inventor of the controversial one-piece bathing suit, Annette Kellerman; and Shadra Strickland introduces America’s first known female firefighter, Molly Williams.