Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World
Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women - each paired with a noteworthy female artist - to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers. From the award-winning author of Ada’s Violin, Susan Hood, this is a poetic and visual celebration of persistent women throughout history.
In this book of poems, you will find Mary Anning, who was just thirteen when she unearthed a prehistoric fossil. You’ll meet Ruby Bridges, the brave six-year-old who helped end segregation in the South. And Maya Lin, who at twenty-one won a competition to create a war memorial, and then had to appear before Congress to defend her right to create.
And those are just a few of the young women included in this book. Readers will also hear about Molly Williams, Annette Kellerman, Nellie Bly, Pura Belpré, Frida Kahlo, Jacqueline and Eileen Nearne, Frances Moore Lappé, Mae Jemison, Angela Zhang, and Malala Yousafzai—all whose stories will enthrall and inspire. This poetry collection was written, illustrated, edited, and designed by women and includes an author’s note, a timeline, and additional resources. With artwork by notable artists including Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Hadley Hooper, Emily Winfield Martin, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Sara Palacios, LeUyen Pham, Erin Robinson, Isabel Roxas, Shadra Strickland, and Melissa Sweet.
A 2019 Bank Street Best Book of the Year
Named to the 2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List
Selected for CCBC Choices Book 2019
A simple introduction to some amazing young women, my daughter loved the artwork and poetry. She is very curious and loves facts and reading so, while she would’ve loved even more detail, she was inspired by each girl’s brave actions. She also liked how the girls were always standing up to authority and the book inspired discussion following this statement, "Some men think women can't do what they can!" I think she might be a little feminist! We decided to share this book with the kindergarten class in her school where they really enjoyed it. -Taylor, mother to Ella (age 7), Fort Worth, TX