Extraordinary Women Who Changed Our World by Riddleland is not your run of the mill book of biographies for children. Riddleland has made a difference in their treatment of biographies. Unlike regular biographies which after a time become monotonous and boring, this collection holds on to your attention from the first person, Catherine the great. The biographies are written in story like format with a moral at the end. These attract the reader and the facts are then easy to remember. Another striking feature is that the biography is not limited to women of any one particular country. They span all over the world giving a bird’s eye view of the lives women lived at various period of time, their struggles and their contribution.
The book is divided into five parts and accordingly there are women personalities. This allows freedom to choose a personality to read according to one’s interest. There are Rulers, Activists, Explorers, Scientists, Poets, Artists, Entertainers, etc. Grouped into section this book makes it an easy read for children across grades. This is definitely a handy book for students while preparing projects, for research or even just to build up knowledge.
The language is simple and not too eloquent to become incomprehensible. The compilers and editors have been mindful of the audience for which the book is written. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and have definitely gathered several pearls of knowledge for myself.
I highly recommend this book to all teachers, parents and librarians to educate them about the contribution of women leaders across fields. A must read!!
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.