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GIRLS WHO GREW UP GREAT; A BOOK OF ENCOURAGEMENT FOR GIRLS ABOUT AMAZING WOMEN WHO DARED TO DREAM

Author: Gwendolyn Gray

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Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts, Inc.,

Material: paperback

Summary: This is a collection of short stories of women who made a difference in our world.

Type of Reading: independent reading, interactive reading

Recommended Age: read together: 8 to 13; read yourself: 10 and up

Interest Level: 9 to 12

Age of Child: Read by students at Northumberland Elementary School, Newport News, VA for the Reading Tub's Use Your ABCs program. The fourth graders used this in a group read, with students reading certain women.

Young Reader Reaction: Most of the people in our group didn't like it because it was not our style of reading. One person did like it, and she said it was because she likes to learn about new people, particularly people she has never heard of.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is an excellent collection of great women with stories that are engaging. I like that they expand beyond the traditional great women. Some well-known figures are there (Marie Curie, Helen Keller), but there are also new heroes, like Ada Augusta Bryan, who was the world's first computer programmer ...in 1843.

Pros: This is an interesting book that offers interesting facts about women. The collection is diverse and offers historical, cutting edge, and cross cultural stories.

Cons: This is long to read. It isn't a narrative story.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is an interesting set of stories and a nice collection to expand your understanding of women in history.

If You Liked This Book, Try: DARE TO DREAM! 25 Extraordinary Lives   100 AMERICAN WOMEN WHO SHAPED AMERICAN HISTORY   COME LOOK WITH ME: DISCOVERING WOMEN ARTISTS FOR CHILDREN

Educational Themes: These are vignettes that can be used to expand learning about each of the individual women. The stories have facts about these famous women and what they became. "It could be used for reports."

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - biography, history, middle grade, self worth

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2008

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