Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull & Kathryn Hewitt.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: October 2000
List Price: $12.99
Review: Do you enjoy reading about women and history? Well if you do Lives of Extraordinary Women by Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt is the book for you. The women they talk about are Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Isabella the first, Elizabeth the first, Catherine the great, Marie Antoinette, Victoria, Harriet Tubman, Jeannette Rankin, Eleanor Roosevelt, and many others.
Lives of Extraordinary Women shares stories about the lives of influential women who have important roles in making world. This book shares not only the greatness of each woman, but it also points out all the flaws. Most of these women in this book had flaws. For example Aung San Suu Kyi had problems with the law when she was locked into her house and she couldn't talk to anyone until she gave up to stop protesting. She never did and they finally let her go but they still keep an eye on her every now and then.
Overall, I enjoyed Lives of Extraordinary Women because it provides information about important women. However, at some parts I was bored and wanted to stop reading. It is not really a strong casual reading book. But, it is an excellent book for research. If I had to write a paper on an influential women, Lives of Extraordinary Women would be the first place I would start. I recommend this book for upper elementary and middle school readers because of the text complexity. Excellent pictures that would excite younger readers accompany the text, but it has valuable information for older readers. Again this book would be great for the research of the life of one of these women. So if you're interested in the history of important women then this book would be good for you.
Review written by Skyler (6th grade student).
We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) for this review.
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