Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Alko, Selina
Illustrated By: Blackall, Sophie
Illustrated By: Brown, Lisa
By (author): Hood, Susan
Illustrated By: Martin, Emily Winfield
Illustrated By: Mora, Oge
Illustrated By: Morstad, Julie
Illustrated By: Pham, Leuyen
Illustrated By: Strickland, Shadra
Illustrated By: Sweet, Melissa
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: January 2022
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 40
Size: 11.00in x 8.50in x 0.25in
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$ 10.99
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From The Publisher*

"Each poem and illustration shines with a personality all its own." -Shelf Awareness (starred review)

"This book has definitely made an impact on my life." -Kitt Shapiro, daughter of Eartha Kitt

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, trailblazers, and rabble-rousers.

From the award-winning author of Ada's Violin and Lifeboat 12, Susan Hood, this is a poetic and visual celebration of persistent women throughout history.

In this book of poems, you will find Mary Anning, who was just thirteen when she unearthed a prehistoric fossil. You'll meet Ruby Bridges, the brave six-year-old who helped end segregation in the South. And Maya Lin, who at twenty-one won a competition to create a war memorial, and then had to appear before Congress to defend her right to create.

And those are just a few of the young women included in this book. Readers will also hear about Molly Williams, Annette Kellerman, Nellie Bly, Pura Belpré, Frida Kahlo, Jacqueline and Eileen Nearne, Frances Moore Lappé, Mae Jemison, Angela Zhang, and Malala Yousafzai-all whose stories will enthrall and inspire. This poetry collection was written, illustrated, edited, and designed by women and includes an author's note, a timeline, and additional resources.

With artwork by award-winning and bestselling artists including Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Hadley Hooper, Emily Winfield Martin, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Sara Palacios, LeUyen Pham, Erin Robinson, Isabel Roxas, Shadra Strickland, and Melissa Sweet.

A 2019 Bank Street Best Book of the Year 

Named to the 2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List

Selected for CCBC Choices Book 2019

Selected as a Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2019

Named to the Cuyahoga County Public Library's 2018 list of Great Books for Kids

2020-2021 South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee

Review Quote*"Each poem and illustration…shines with a personality all its own"
Review Quote*"Encouraging profiles of astronauts, artists, and activists both honor past accomplishments and point toward ways young readers themselves might change the world, too."
Review Quote*"The different artistic styles and the variety of poetry are sure to keep readers' interest."
Review Quote*"An additional purchase for elementary history and poetry collections."
Review Quote*"[T]his book has definitely made an impact on my life"
Review Quote*From my mermaid queen, Annette Kellerman, to spies and activists and astronauts, this book is a beautiful live wire!
Review Quote*Your spirit will be lifted and your heart will be full after reading Shaking Things Up... This blend of poetry and stunning artwork should be a part of every professional and personal collection." 
Review Quote*Shaking Things Up is the ultimate girl power picture book of 2018! It's written, illustrated, and edited by all women!
Review Quote*We're in a golden age of books about strong women for children, and what I love about this one is that each biography (written in poems begging to be read out loud) focuses on women who achieved great things as girls and young women. The combination of spare text and gorgeous, varied illustrations...makes this a stunning and friendly introduction to amazing women.