Review: Shaking Things Up Highlights Ruby Bridges, Other Inspirational Women

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Ever want to change the world?

The book Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women who Changed The World can be very inspiring to people (especially girls) who want to change the world.

The cover has a picture of Ruby Bridges, the first-grader who helped put an end to segregated schools in Louisiana. I first learned about her when I was in first grade and have admired her since then. Today I’m going to hear her speak at The Henry Ford Museum. I am so excited!

This book by Susan Hood was very interesting because it told the stories of 14 girls in a poetic way and I had only heard of five of them before so I learned a lot. I read this book with my babysitter, so it was twice the fun.

People like Ruby Bridges and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai are mentioned in this book, explaining how they were brave enough to stand up against discrimination.

Other young women, like artist Frida Kahlo and architect and sculptor Maya Lin, used their creativity to prove to the world girls and boys are equal in talent.

I really loved this book because of the poetry that really created a movie in my head. I also loved the beautiful illustrations. They were created by 13 women, including Selina Alko. I’ve read several books by her and have an interview with her that I will be posting soon.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to get inspired by some of the women who have made a difference in the world. Also, to readers who love non-fiction or poetry books.

I give this book 4 out of 4 roses!

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