This book is excellent. I thought I knew about a lot of strong women, but I still learned a LOT! It was uplifting to know that so many of "my team" have made such important contributions. Why don't we know this? (I know why.. sigh)
Role models provide us with inspiration and empowerment, and with that in mind this book provides both. An entertaining and fascinating exploration of dynamic, adventurous and creative women throughout the world. Excellent book.
I love books that promote awesomeness. Add to that, women who have done amazingly awesome things in the past and you have a winner. The Book of Awesome Women is something should be celebrated and shared with others (especially your kids, grandchildren, nieces and nephews). I was recently going through a what I will call a personal struggle; however, after reading The Book of Awesome Women, I realized my struggle was not real and I needed to move on. Thanks Awesome Women!
This week bought a bracelet for an amazing friend with "She needed a hero, so she became one," etched on it. I have wrapped it up with a copy of The Book of Awesome Women. An awesome gift for an awesome women. I can't wait to give it to her next week.
Seriously, this book is inspiring. I try to read about at least a few women every week. It's got encyclopedia-like entries on the classics, like the ones listed in the description (I think?), but it also includes a lot of women who don't get nearly as much attention as they should, and I've loved learning about them. It's encouraging to see what these women overcame! (I feel like I'm writing an advertisement or something, I really do just love the book)
The Book of Awesome Women awakened me to women like Civil Rights Warrioress, Daisey Bates. She had courage in the face of violent racism to accompany 9 black school children so they could attend school. She stood up to brutality with grace and directness. I so appreciate the author's focus on women who made a difference and have been looking for books like this, especially in this day an age. I want to hear more from this author and the many women that are unknown.