Boys will be boys and girls will be girls? Not in this book.
The follow-up to Ben Brooks's New York Times bestselling Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, this book offers more extraordinary true stories of amazing people who broke the mold and changed the world for the better. The resulting message? Be yourself, and your dreams might come true.
With the help of Quinton Winter's striking full-color illustrations, Brooks offers an accessible compilation of 76 famous and not-so-famous influencers from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his or her own way. Entries include Emma Gonzalez, Andy Warhol, Bjork, Hans Christian Andersen, Sally Ride, and so many more -- heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.
This follow-up to Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different takes a more gender-inclusive approach to telling the stories of groundbreaking figures. Brooks offers an eclectic, globe-spanning mix of individuals (arranged alphabetically by last name) from myriad professions and personal backgrounds. Among them are Riot Grrrl founders and band members of Bikini Kill; skateboarding champion Leticia Bufoni; and innovator and inventor Kelvin Doe, who made electricity from salvaged materials in Sierra Leone. Winter's dramatic, graphic novel reminiscent art provides narrative dimension to Brooks's lively biographies, which serve to show readers that there are limitless ways to change the world. Ages 8 12. \n