Girls Can Do Anything: From Sports to Innovation, Art to Politics, Meet Over 200 Women Who Got There First

Category: Book
By (author): Doyle, Caitlin
Illustrated By: Gonzales, Chuck
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
Publisher: Firefly Books
Published: October 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 7.50in x 6.00in
Our Price:
$ 29.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

From ground-breaking inventions to feats of endurance, Girls Can Do Anything is a compendium of more than 200 of the smartest, strongest, fastest and most incredible women whose achievements have contributed to the world we live in today.

Organized chronologically, this stimulating fact-o-pedia is subdivided into subjects -- science and innovation, sports and endurance, arts and literature, politics and world-building, business and industry, world records, and unusual achievements. The profiles are presented in double-page spreads with illustrations, photographs, quotes and trivia highlighting the straightforward text.

Here are examples of the accomplishments covered in Girls Can Do Anything:

  • The first computer programmer was a woman. Countess Ada Lovelace (1842)
  • The inventors of the life raft, windshield wiper, and Kevlar were all female. Maria Beaseley (1882), Mary Anderson (1903), Stephanie Kwolek (1966)
  • Beyoncé holds the record for Most Nominated Women in Grammy History (53) and she is also the highest-paid black musician in history.
  • Cosmonaut Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova was the first woman to fly in space and the first civilian to do so.

This is a perfect selection for anyone looking for intellectual stimulation or inspiration for a school project. It is ideal all young women and reluctant readers too.

On the cover, clockwise from top left: Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, Frida Kahlo, Beyoncé, Malala Yousafzai, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart.

From The Publisher*A guide to the women who have helped build our world.
Biographical Note

Caitlin Doyle is an author, editor, and creative writing teacher with a graduate degree in women's studies. She has written and edited a number of books for adults and teens.

Chuck Gonzales' artwork has been published around the world, including in publications such as the New York Times and Cosmopolitan. His previous books include the Worst Case Scenario Junior series.