Amazing Women: 101 Lives to Inspire You

As its title suggests, this is an amazing resource for young girls and boys, with a vast selection of women who have changed the world in some way. Potted biographies stand alongside glorious illustration. Some of the names are familiar – Michelle Obama, Helen Keller – but others such as Shirin Ebadi and Radia Perlman indicate the many diverse contributions made by women to areas such as science and human rights. Pop culture also gets referenced as Lady Gaga gets a page to herself – informing readers that not only is the singer a bestselling artist but also has put her fame behind an anti-bullying foundation, the Born this Way Foundation.

The book is a great reference point in itself, but also has great resources at the back, where titles of books and films are referenced, as are websites and albums, so that readers can find out more about the women within.
A fantastic resource and a book every young girl and boy should have access to.