This next collection of biographies features fifty individuals who weren’t afraid to break boundaries, take risks and dream big.
This book is beautifully illustrated and features a fantastic mix of people – well-known and not so well-known. It has entries for inventors, scientists, artists, sports people, writers, film makers and actors, amongst others.
I was fascinated to learn about Mary Kenneth Keller, nun and first woman in the USA to earn a PhD in computer science, or how about Johanna Lucht – the first deaf engineer in an active crewed mission control role at NASA?
Perfect for dipping in and out of, at home or at school, I would say this book is accessible for readers aged 8+. If any budding illustrators are reading this, you might be interested in the illustrator’s notes at the end of the book about the processes involved in illustrating this title.
*Many thanks to Macmillan for sending me this title to review*