What Would She Do?
This is a brilliant book for junior/pre-teen children. With tons of information and stunning illustrations by eight illustrators, there's a lot to love here. I love how contemporary this book is, with women like Emma Watson and Malala included. What makes this book really stand out is the 'what would she do' approach. The format differs from other books celebrating the lives of influential and inspirational women in that it has a magazine style 'what would she do' question linked to each woman. For example the Harriet Tubman pages explain her work as a civil rights activist and celebrate her strength in her beliefs and her passion to promote change. Then the 'what would Harriet do?' section poses a relatable problem - someone is being bullied at school and you want to help but you're worried about becoming a target yourself. The answer puts Harriet Tubman's experiences helping people escape from slavery into this modern situation, suggesting that Harriet wasn't scared and she would want you to be brave and help the person being bullied. This format really caught my daughter's attention and gave her a different way to relate the women's strengths and passions to her own life. Inspiring stuff. The multiple choice quiz to find out which inspiring woman you are most like was a real hit too.