[CLS Review] Susan Hood @shoodbooks21, Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World, illustrated by Selina Alko @selinaalko, Sophie Blackall @sophieblackall, Lisa Brown @lisabrowndraws, Hadley Hooper @hadleyhoo, Emily Winfield Martin
@emilyblackapple, Oge Mora @oge_mora, Julie Morstad @juliemorstad, Sara Palacios
@sarapalaciosillustrations, LeUyen Pham, Erin K. Robinson @brooklyndolly, Isabel Roxas @studioroxas, Shadra Strickland @shadrieka, Melissa Sweet (@harperchildrens 2018)
Too long have women been relegated to the sidelines, patriarchal society not only holding them back from realizing their potential but also leaving them out of our historical memory. This book combats these self perpetuating short fallings – by bringing these women's stories to the fore and by encouraging girls to continue to "shake things up" in the face of adversity.
I thank the author and artists for undertaking this important work which helps lay a foundation for the next generation of scholars to continue writing women back into the historical canon and for young feminists to smash more glass ceilings. [see site for full review, link in bio]