Still I Rise
Great Women Leaders in History Who Personify Girl Power
“If you need a little encouragement in your life during these difficult times, the lives of these women will give you hope.” —Says Me Says Mom
#1 Bestseller in 21st Century U.S. History for Teens
Intrepid women heroes are the antithesis of the traditional damsels in distress; rather than waiting for the prince, they took salvation into their own hands.
Rad Women Worldwide. “When Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in South Africa’s brutal Robben Prison, he tirelessly turned to the poem Invictus. Invictus, the inspirational verse by the Victorian William Ernest Henley, was penned on the occasion of the amputation of his leg. Still I Rise takes its title from a work by Maya Angelou and it resonates with the same spirit of an unconquerable soul, a woman who is captain of her fate. Just as Invictus brought solace to generations, so does Maya Angelou’s contemporary classic.” —The Library Blog
Celebrate girl power. Still I Rise embodies the strength of character of inspiring women. Each chapter outlines the fall and rise of great women heroes who shattered all obstacles, rather than let those obstacles shatter them.
Women sheroes include:
- Madame C. J. Walker - first female American millionaire
- Aung San Suu Kyi - Burma’s first lady of freedom
- Betty Shabazz - civil rights activist
- Nellie Sachs - Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize recipient
- Selma Lagerlof - first woman Nobel Laureate
- Fannie Lou Hamer - American voting rights activist
- Bessie Coleman - first African American female pilot
- Wilma Rudolph - first woman to win three gold medals
- Sonia Sotomayor - first Hispanic Supreme Court justice
- Wangari Maathai - Nobel Prize winner
- Winnifred Mandela - freedom fighter
- Lois Wilson - founder of Al-Anon
- Roxanne Quimby - co-founder of Burt’s Bees
Other books for girls you may want to read include The Book of Awesome Women, Women Who Launch, and The Book of Awesome Black Women.