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Wonder Women: 25 Innovators -- Nonfiction Book Review

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs (Goodreads Author) , Sophia Foster-Dimino (Illustrator) Hardcover, 240 pages Published October 4th 2016 by Quirk Books ISBN 1594749256 (ISBN13: 9781594749254) I can’t get enough of books that showcase amazing ladies from history. So often, though, we get the same ten biographies. I adore Sally Ride and Eleanor Roosevelt, but I also want to know about women who have been more neglected by publishing until now. So when I heard that Sam Maggs was going to share the stories of another twenty-five history changing women, I knew I wanted to get my hands on that book. Maggs splits the history-making ladies in her book into five chapters: Science, Medicine, Espionage, Innovation, and Adventure. We get substantial information on five women in each chapter, but we also get seven shorter biographies at the end of each chapter. As an added bonus, each chapter concludes with a Q&A with a woman

Write This Down Blog Tour

Welcome to the Write This Down blog tour! Write This Down by Claudia Mills Hardcover, 256 pages Published September 27th 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published September 26th 2016) ISBN13: 9780374301644 Source of book: I was sent an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest thoughts. When I received a copy of this ARC, I knew it was going to be a great match for me and for my students. I teach many kids who love to write, and they love to see themselves reflected in the books they read. I loved Autumn's passion for writing, and I loved that her best friend was a knitter. Making - with words or with yarn - is so much better than just consuming! I cared about their lives, and I was hooked and couldn't put the book down. So when I was also asked to participate in the blog tour, I knew I wanted to get my passionate writers involved as well. I invited a little cluster of them into my classroom for a discussion of writing and writers, and we brainst