Strong Girls in History: 15 Young Achievers You Should Know (Biographies for Kids)

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Susan brings her experience as a storyteller and an educator to introduce the reader to the lives of 15 incredible girls and their contributions to our world. This is a must-have for every bookshelf." --Brandi Dougherty, NYT bestselling author of The Littlest Scholastic series

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"This is the book I wish I had when I was a girl. Educational, inspirational, and liberating. If you want your daughter to know there are no limits to what she can achieve, give her this book." --Karen Alpert, New York Times best-selling author of I Heart My Little A-Holes

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" Strong Girls in History presents several inspiring women from the 1400s to the present. Readers are sure to find someone they can relate to since the women in the book have a wide range of accomplishments. We learn about activists, resistance fighters, engineers, artists, dancers, athletes, and more. Both girls and boys will enjoy this important and timely book." --Carla Fountain, educator

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"This is a powerful and inspiring book, highlighting some extraordinary young women and their incredible contributions to society. As the father of two teenage daughters, I know how important it is for our girls to know their power and to see it represented like this." --Mike Robbins, author of We're All in This Together

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Inspiring stories of unstoppable girls and everything they achieved--for kids ages 8 to 12



Girls are smart, capable, and determined! All over the world, young women have made huge strides in pop culture, politics, social justice, and more. This book explores 15 of these girls and the incredible impact they made before they were even 20 years old. Discover how they powered through challenges and stood up to anyone who said they couldn't make a difference.
  • The girl who invented a genre--Read about famous author S. E. Hinton, who wrote the bestselling book The Outsiders as a teenager and helped launch the popularity of Young Adult novels.
  • A protector of natural resources--Learn how Autumn Peltier became the chief water commissioner for the Anishinabek Nation in Ontario, Canada, when she was just 14 years old.
  • A champion for equality--Find out how 11-year-old activist Marley Dias started a campaign to collect books featuring Black girls as the main character and donate them to schools around the world.


Show any ambitious girl how much talent and power she has inside her with Strong Girls Change History.


 Katz, Susan B (Author) 118 pages


Contributor Bio:Katz, Susan B

SUSAN B. KATZ is an award-winning, bestselling, bilingual author, a National Board Certified Teacher, an educational consultant, and a keynote speaker. Find out more about her books and school visits at