Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." —Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian
Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women—each paired with a noteworthy female artist—to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers. From the award-winning author of Ada’s Violin, Susan Hood,...more
They dared to be different fueled by their knowledge and faith in themselves. Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed The World (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, January 23, 201 ...more
I would have given this book 5 stars if it was not for the glaring issue with the first biography of Molly Williams. It is stated that Williams was a servant but her status was li ...more
And we get 13 different (women!) illustrators, so even though there's a single author, there's a variety of poetic and illustrative styles.
I think only 6 of the 14 women are white. Most are USian, though there's also Frid ...more
I wish I could show you every page! While Susan Hood has written "just right" poems that tell ...more
My one gripe is this, and I think it is very important but should not color your entire opinion of the book. On page 9 it states that, “Williams was a servant of volunteer firefighter James Aymar.” Now, knowing that this ...more
Grades 3rd and up
Shaking Things Up is a wonderful book about 14 young girls who had a lasting impact on the world. Each time you turn the page you are delighted with a wonderful illustration and a powerful in verse story about one of the 14 young girls included in this book.
I would use this in a fourth or fifth grade classroom, and read the book aloud to the class. Then I would assign one girl from the book to each group. They would then have to do a research project on that young ...more
Wonderfully researched and carefully noted. Plus, there is a timeline and section of sources/additional resources. The story of e ...more
This celebrates 14 young women who changed the world. A very uplifting and powerful read of women who never backed down and didn’t take no for an answer.
Great read but wish it was in a different format.
Each character has a two page spread, one with her portrait by a well know artist, the other page with her story told in poetry format by Susan Hood. Each page looks different because the artist is different and the type of poetry is different. There are also a "mini biographies" at the ...more
Audience: Grades 3-5
A. This book contains biographies and stories of 14 young women, so all of the biographies are partial, because it is only sharing a portion of each young woman's life.
B. These biographies are authentic biographies because these are actual things that these young girls/women did and experienced in their lives.
C. 1) How did Ruby Bridges stand up for segregation at such a young age? 2) What are all of these women doing today?
Recent books include:
ADA'S VIOLIN: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport
Simon and Schuster
DOUBLE TAKE: A New Look at Opposites
Illustrated by Jay Fleck