Amazing Women
Amazing Women
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Annotation: Shares the experiences of important women in history, including Aung San Suu Kyi, Arianna Huffington, and Madam C.J. Walker.
Genre: Biographies
Catalog Number: #5907067
Format: Paperback
All Formats: Search
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Pages: 96 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-465-45768-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-465-45768-4
Dewey: 920
LCCN: 2017286225
Dimensions: 23 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
When young readers think of the world's most formative historical leaders, scientists, and athletes, they probably do not picture women like Wilma Rudolph, Sally Ride, and Florence Nightingale. In seven thematic chapters, some of the most influential women from both past and present are chronicled here in brief biographical sketches. Per DK's revised, tiered levels, this reader is suitable for students who are confident reading independently, and it provides plenty of contextual support for synthesizing nonfiction text, such as colorful graphics, questions that check for understanding, time lines, and sidebars. The subjects of the book represent a great diversity in time, place, and area of influence, but all of them demonstrate that one person, regardless of gender or social standing, can make a tremendous positive impact on the world around them.
Horn Book
Short sections of text, leveled for "reading alone" and accompanied by lots of photos, introduce an inspiring group of women with noteworthy accomplishments, including scientists, athletes, artists, and business figures, both past and present. A diverse range of cultural backgrounds and ethnicities is represented. The biographical details are cursory, but they may spark further interest in specific individuals. Glos., ind.
School Library Journal
Gr 25A volume spotlighting groundbreaking female leaders, explorers, artists, scientists, and more. Opening with a powerful quote from Malala Yousafzai ("There's a moment when you have to decide whether to be silent or stand up."), the work profiles numerous women who have bravely and boldly fought to make a difference throughout history. Divided into seven chapters, the book examines environmentalist Wangari Maathai, politician Aung San Suu Kyi, and adventurer Malavath Poorna, who scaled Mount Everest when she was just 13 years old. The welcoming layout includes an abundance of color photographs and large, clear text. The book's readability and format will make it a hit with browsers and students writing reports alike. VERDICT This smart chapter book collection of female innovators will be at home in most libraries serving children.Helen Foster James, University of California at San Diego
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ALA Booklist (3/1/17)
Horn Book (8/1/17)
School Library Journal (4/1/17)
Word Count: 7,815
Reading Level: 7.1
Interest Level: 2-5
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 7.1 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 189482 / grade: Lower Grades
Lexile: 1070L
Guided Reading Level: U
Fountas & Pinnell: U

From world leaders to explorers to writers, artists, and performers, discover more than 40 women who changed the world and celebrate them this Women's History Month with this Level 4 DK Reader.

Amazing Women will build reading skills while teaching vocabulary and telling the stories of influential women like Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, and Marie Curie, and highlighting important historical moments in women's history, like the Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls. Approaching human rights and gender equality from an age-appropriate angle, this book is a sure way to get kids dreaming about what they can achieve.

Uncover the stories of the women who have helped shape the modern world in Amazing Women, and inspire future leaders along the way.

Perfect for 9–11 year olds reading independently, reading becomes a fact-discovering adventure with these Level 4 readers. Supporting and encouraging a lifetime love of reading, nonfiction subjects are clearly explained, described vividly, and brought to life with true encounters, fascinating statistics, and dramatic photographic images. Additional information spreads are full of extra fun facts, developing the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles, such as articles, journals, and timelines.

Series Overview: Trusted by parents, teachers, and librarians, and loved by kids, DK's leveled reading series is now revised and updated. With shiny new jackets and brand-new nonfiction narrative content on the topics kids love, each book is written and reviewed by literacy experts and contains a glossary and index, making them the perfect choice for helping develop strong reading habits for kids ages 3–11.

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