Thursday, October 12, 2017
The Book of Awesome Women by Becca Anderson Review
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:
Fannie Lou Hamer
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai
and many more!
Now is the time to acknowledge the greatness of women!
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.
I received a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review- An amazing book to help you teach or discover the power of women in the world. It is filled with powerful moments and stories that could be passed down from generation to generation. The book will be great read for men and women.