Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World

From adventurer Amelia Earhart to computer pioneer Grace Hopper to novelist Zora Neale Hurston, discover women who have made a difference in people's lives. Filled with childhood anecdotes, tales of hardship, and success stories, this book will inspire and encourage you to change your own world for the better. Cynthia Chin-Lee's moving biographies show by example that everyone has the potential to become extraordinary. Intricate collages by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy draw from events in the women's lives. Also available in French!

An Excerpt from Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World

Z is for Zora, novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist. Sassy and proud, Zora Neale Hurston liked to do things her own way. As a little girl, she enjoyed making up stories, and her favorite place was the general store, where she listened to her neighbors swapping tall tales. Zora's English teacher encouraged her writing, and she won a magazine story contest. In 1925 she moved to New York and won a scholarship to study antropology. As an antropologist, Zora traveled to the South and the Caribbean to collect the stories of African-Americans. Zora wrote many articles and books. Other blacks criticized her for her viewpoints on race and for writing folklore, which some thought sterotyped them. Undaunted, Zora wrote true to her own beliefs and is widely admired for her writings.


In this engaging book, Chin-Lee evokes the stories of 26 women, their unique voices, visions, and victories. Young readers will find inspiration and motivaiton in each woman's story and her powerful message. From sports figures like Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Kristi Yamaguchi to scientist, such as Grace Hopper, and writers like Zora Neale Hurston, our world has been influenced by women and their hard work and zeal for the life they love. Beautiful, intricate collages spotlight each woman and her special gift.
This best-selling book has been translated into Korean and is available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook.


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2014 Charlesbridge - Hardcover/Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-57091-522-2 (hardcover), 978-1-57091-523-9 (paperback)

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