Friday, 5 July 2019

There have been some remarkable women throughout history whose contributions have shaped our present and will continue to inspire our future. They dared to dream bigger, fight harder and aim higher than what was expected of them. To all the young girls who dare to be a trailblazer, take a look through the list below. These are books about extraordinary women who have led and women who are leading the way to change the world.

Shout out to the girls: A celebration of awesome Australian women by Random House Australia

This book is a shout-out to the achievements of 50 awesome Australian women. It is a celebration of the women in Australia's past and present, who work in all fields and come from all walks of life. Filled with colourful illustrations from female artists, this book is the ultimate inspirational read.

Good night stories for rebel girls: 100 tales of extraordinary women by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo 

What if the Princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? Illustrated by female artists from around the world, this book will introduce you to 100 remarkable women and their extraordinary lives. From Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama, these are empowering, moving and inspirational fairy tales for heroines who don't need rescuing.

Good night stories for rebel girls 2 by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo 

Yes, there are more extraordinary women to fill a sequel.

Women in sports: 50 fearless athletes who played to win by Rachel Ignotofsky

This beautifully illustrated book is a collection of achievements and stories from 50 women across 40 different types of sport. It also contains illustrated infographics about notable women's teams throughout history, pay and media statistics for female athletes and muscle anatomy. These women were tough, bold and fearless and you need to know their names. 

Women in science: 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world by Rachel Ignotofsky

It is a scientific fact, women can do anything. This illustrated book documents contributions made by 50 women to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. This book also includes an illustrated scientific glossary and infographics about their lab equipment and the rates of women working in STEM. Women in science celebrates achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists and more.

Bad girls throughout history: 100 remarkable women who changed the world by Ann Shen 

This illustrated book documents the stories of 100 revolutionary women who were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for those who followed. From pirates to artists, scientists to spies, these women left a permanent mark on human history.

I know a woman: the inspiring connections between the women who have shaped our world by Kate Hodges 

Behind every great woman is another great woman and while we can be trailblazers on our own, we shouldn't underestimate the power of collaboration. This book showcases the achievements, relationships and histories of 84 pioneering women which together, show the indomitable strength of womankind. 

A woman's place: the inventors, rumrunners, lawbreakers, scientists and single mums who changed the world with food by Deepi Ahlumwalia 

In a time when women were told their place was in the kitchen, there were a few rebel women who used the power of food to break barriers and fight for a better world. This book is a collection of stories from female chefs, inventors, culinary authors and taste makers who revolutionised the world of food. They are the hidden figures of culinary history who were inventing standardised measures, dishwashers and coffee filters while the historians weren't paying attention. 

Amazing Australian women: Twelve women who shaped history by Pamela Freeman

Read about twelve Australian women who have changed the world, in small ways and large. These women are the warriors who paved the way for the artists, business owners, scientists, singers, politicians, actors, sports champions, adventurers, activists and innovators of Australia today.

The Little Book of Feminists Saints by Julia Pierpont

This book is only small in size as it is a collection of biographies from women who were and are champions of strength and progress. They broke ground, broke ceilings and broke moulds.