Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World

There is an inspiring woman for every letter of the alphabet. Cynthia Chin-Lee gives mini biographies on über famous people, such as Oprah, as well as lesser-known but equally inspiring visionaries such as Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, first female president of the United Nations General Assembly. Mixed media illustrations by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy resonate with this eclectic collage of women.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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6 Responses to Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World

  1. Love your blog, which I only found because you left a comment on one of mine. ( Much appreciated! 🙂

    I’ve meant for some time to post a list of the best children’s books, and am delighted to see that you are actually doing so. I’ve got a book coming out in the Fall of 2013 that I hope you’ll like enough to list. The publisher is Tundra Books–yes, big name in Canadian children’s literature. Like one of your other readers, I swapped countries with you, starting in the U.S. and now belonging to Canada too!

  2. This looks like a wonderful book, and very timely too, in light of all the recent press about having possibly found “A” Amelia! I really like your blog, and will be returning frequently to see what gems other gems you highlight!

  3. Linda C. says:

    I just finished reading. I love the format AND the illustrations. This is an excellent book for the elementary classroom. Thanks for sharing.

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