Hooray for Women!
Written and Illustrated by Marcia Williams
Packed with information, Hooray for Women! is a celebration of some of the contributions women have made to the world. Though this has the look of a graphic novel, all the information is true. The first sixteen women are highlighted with two-page spreads. After that, many women who became distinguished in a specific category get only one panel to shine. And the author left out many, many wonderful women.
Cleopatra is the first chapter. Though she only lived to be thirty none, she had a tremendous influence on both Egypt and Rome. Boudicca was a Celtic woman who led a revolt against the Romans and became a symbol to freedom fighters. Joan of Arc is well-known, but most people don’t know a lot of details about her life. The reader then learns about Elizabeth I, Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, and Florence Nightingale. Malala Yousafsai is the last woman with a two-page spread.
This is a great place for students to make a start studying each of these notable women. It is a valuable resource for classrooms and for home libraries. The approach is entertaining and should hold kids’ attention. Numerous little-known anecdotes are related.
- Title: Hooray for Women!
- Author/Illustrator: Marcia Williams
- Publisher: Candlewick Press, 2019
- Reviewer: Sue Poduska
- Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
- Grade Level: 3 to 7
- Genre: History, Women
- ISBN: 978-1-5362-0111-6