Book review: More Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland, by Michelle Roehm McCann

McCann, Michelle Roehm. More Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland. Aladdin, 2017. $11.99. 309p. ISBN 978-1-58270-641-2. Ages 11-15. P6Q7

Using the same format as Girls Who Rocked the World (2012), these 45 short biographies are of young women who became important before they were 20 years old.

Verdict: Although a bit simple at times, for example describing Ada Byron Lovelace as a “computer programmer” instead of a mathematician, the book is an easy read. Some of the information is guessing as in “survivor” Naya Nuki, a Shoshone who was marched with Sacagawea when the 11-year-olds were captured by a rival Native American tribe. Cartoon graphics introducing the chapters and boxes with additional information enhance the accessibility of the book.

January/February 2018 book review by Nel Ward.

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