by Louisa Kamps, Susanna Daniel, and Michelle Wildgen, illustrated by Georgia Rucker, forward by Shannon Watts
Rebel girls, young activists, and other trailblazing tweens and teens will be inspired by the stories of 40 women who have changed the world for the better.
Mini-biographies of unstoppable women activists--from Malala Yousafzai to Susan B. Anthony, Emma Gonzalez to Gloria Steinem, Wangari Maathai to Dolores Huerta--offer windows into what it takes to stand up for a cause, rally others together, and even ignite a movement. The book features activists from around the world and throughout history, spotlighting impressive women who have fought for workers' safety, women's rights, racial equality, animal welfare, democracy, environmental causes, and more. Each story reminds readers that they really can make a difference in the world and inspires today's young activists to stand up for what they believe in.
With a foreword by activist Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action.
ABOUT THE SERIES: Generation Girl books celebrate game-changing women. They are filled with profiles of amazing women who've been there, done that, and learned some valuable lessons along the way. Readers will be inspired by their stories, learn from their struggles and successes, and pick up some useful tools so that they too can change the world. Other Generation Girl books include: Girl CEO and Girl Genius.
Louisa Kamps, a writer based in Madison, WI, has written for Elle, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, and Food & Wine.
Susanna Daniel is the author of two novels, Stiltsville and Sea Creatures. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she teaches private creative writing workshops.
Michelle Wildgen is the author of the novels You're Not You, But Not for Long, and Bread and Butter. She lives and teaches writing in Madison, Wisconsin.
Shannon Watts (foreword) is a mother of five and founder of Moms Demand Action. was a stay-at-home mom and former communications executive. The day after the Sandy Hook tragedy, Shannon started a Facebook group with the message that all Americans can and should do more to reduce gun violence. The online conversation turned into a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country, with more than 5 million supporters. In addition to her work with Moms Demand Action, Watts is an active board member of Emerge America, one of the nation's leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office.
Georgia Rucker has illustrated several books including Girl CEO, My Favorite Shoes, My Favorite Purse, and the Allegra Biscotti series. Her doodles can be found in many of the books she also designs from her office in Madison, WI.