Whatta Book! Rebel in a Dress: Adventurers

Rebel in A DressWe all need heroes.  Who’s yours?  Who was a person that you looked up to when you were a kid?  It’s important to know that we can push boundaries and be the first to do something different and great.  Rebel in a Dress: Adventurers presents women who were first to complete something dangerous and daring like completing the Iditarod, going to space, reporting undercover from a mental health institution or finishing the Indy 500.  Words like champion, confidence, bold and maverick rate their own font because they, like the women they describe, seem to jump off the page in the stories.  Melissa Sweet lays out a captivating collage of photographs, newspaper articles, illustrations and factoid boxes so that there is something to look at everywhere on the pages.  I know that this one might be a hard sell to boys, but it is non fiction and the achievements are so impressive and speak for themselves.  Hard to argue with Kit DesLauriers who was the first person, not just woman, to ski down the Seven Summits (the tallest peak on each continent).  Wowzers.

 

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