Chin-Lee discusses 26 famous women who have influenced society for the better. In the fashion of an A through Z children’s book she writes short biographies for many popular figures in women’s history as well as some people who readers may not know. Each biography is a paragraph long and accompanied by an interesting portrait by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy. In addition to Helen Keller and Eleanor Roosevelt, Chin-Lee writes about Nawal El Sadaawi, women’s rights activist, and Yoshiko Uchida, writer, and many more.
Opinion: This is a great book for introducing important historical women to children; it’s on my list of go-to gifts for baby showers. But older readers shouldn’t shy away thinking it will just be a review, Chin-Lee covers a wide variety of women and Halsey and Addy do a wonderful job with the illustrations.