Quick quiz: Which queen only took two baths in her entire lifetime? Don't know that one? Here's the book for you. Packed with short biographies of leaders who happen to be women, this is a journey through names you know and a few you probably won't recognize.
Sprinkled with their pets, their bad habits, their nicknames, their accomplishments are celebrated and the differences they have made in the world are raised into the light.
A great introduction to the many women whose brains and strong character have empowered them to lead peoples all over the globe.
96 pages 978-0152008079 Ages 9-12
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
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