More Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland

From the inspiring author of Girls Who Rocked the World comes another comprehensive collection of true, inspiring profiles of successful young women throughout history who made their mark on the world before turning twenty.

Young women today crave strong, independent role models to look to for motivation. In the follow-up to the bestseller Girls Who Rocked the World, More Girls Who Rocked the World offers a fun and uplifting collection of influential stories with forty-five more movers and shakers who made a difference before turning twenty.

From Annie Oakley and Queen Victoria to Malala Yousafzai and Adele—each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world—you’ll get to know these capable queens of empires and courageous icons of entertainment. Also included are profiles of gutsy teenagers who are out there rocking the world right now and personal aspirations from today’s young women.

I have to admit when I saw that McCann had included a story about Grace O’Malley the Pirate Queen of Ireland I was drawn to the book since she was a hero of mine as a kid. Not only did she do a fantastic job on the hero Queen’s story but the rest of the book was an amazing collection of diverse women that girls around the world can find inspiration in across a wide spectrum of careers and challenges.

McCann covered the globe to find authors, dancers, scientists, politicians, and more to show that despite living in a male dominated world that has often erased, overlooked or suppressed the accomplishments of the female gender since the beginning of time, women have STILL managed to find ways to change the world.

As a mother of daughters this is exactly the kind of book I would love to have in our home so I can show them it’s possible to rise above and achieve their dreams. McCann shows we should take pride in our gender and our abilities because all of us have the power to make a difference.

Thank you to Netgalley and Beyond Words Publishing for allowing me to review this book.

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