Non-Fiction Review: 50 Fearless Women

50 Fearless Women Who Made History by Jenifer Bazzit
50 Fearless Women Who Made History: An American History Book for Kids
by Jenifer Bazzit

4 out of 5 stars

This book gives short 3-page biographies of famous women who changed American history. The bios range from Pocahontas all the way to modern-day women. Along with each biography there is a timeline at the bottom of each page showing major events of their era in history. There are also beautiful illustrations depicting each woman doing something that made her famous,whether it’s writing, nursing, giving speeches, flying a plane, dancing, traveling, reporting, painting, or protesting.

I really loved the timeline at the bottom of the pages. It adds something special to be able to see what was going on in history at that time. There is also a separate text box along with each bio, showcasing one of their major accomplishments.
The biographies give a synopsis of the woman’s childhood, the obstacles in her way, her rise to fame, and her major contributions to American history, along with a short statement about her death. It’s a well-rounded and well-organized outline of the lives of these important ladies.

However, there were four biographies that I was not happy to see in this book. No doubt, these women were influential, but I think it was a bad influence that damaged the American nation. These women are praised as having fought for “equal rights” for various groups, but they trampled on the rights of others and ultimately harmed the people they were trying to help.

Maybe I’ll just tear out those pages, and enjoy the rest of the book.

I really loved reading the biographies of Helen Keller, Sacagawea, Abigail Adams, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Nellie Bly, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, and Frances Willard.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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