Many firsts are registered in these entries compiled of two sections: Famous Women and Hooray for Leaders and World-Changers. Included are sportswomen and creators, scientists, pioneers and adventurers.
Presented in a comic strip style that will appeal to reluctant readers, the fine-lined illustrations are humorous and expressive, and will delight readers of any age. Biographical information is presented below the illustrated squares which share the characters thoughts through speech bubbles. Further informative, annotated historical facts are found in the margins.
Williams’ characteristic, clever and eye-catching additions which appear in most of her books are again at the bottom of every page. In this one, Abe and Dot ask and answer questions of each other concerning the subject in focus on each double spread.
Williams makes learning history fun. Her delicate yet detailed artwork commands the reader’s interest and observation skills. There’s so much to see and learn. Colour is the text’s companion as the reader is educated and entertained simultaneously. So, let’s join in and celebrate these courageous and spirited women by acknowledging their contribution to history and the world.
Title: Three Cheers for Women
Author/Illustrator: Marcia Williams
Publisher: Walker Books
Publication Date: February 2018, $27.99
For ages: 7+
Type: Junior Illustrated Non Fiction