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Trail Blazers review Ú 109 ☆ By land sea and air women have traveled the globe blazing a trail of exploration discovery and empowerment This illustrated guide of explorers tells the incredible stories of the women who went against all odds to see the world and go beyond the limits set by their times The second title in Lisa Graves' Women in History seriBy land sea and air women have traveled the globe blazing a trail of exploration discovery and empowerment This illustrated guide. 'Trail Blazers An Illustrated Guide to the Women Who Explored The World' written and illustrated by Lisa Graves is a picture book full of famous women explorers I found it interesting and educationalStarting with Jeanne Baret the first woman to circle the entire globe moving through Sacagawea and Edith Durham and Bessie Coleman we are introduced to a group of women with varied backgrounds but all possessing the bravery to learn about the world around them There are botanists and pilots historians and activistsThe 14 women in the book each get two pages of text and illustration devoted to them There is also a reading list at the end and an encouraging foreword by the author It's a great non fiction book for younger readersI received a review copy of this ebook from X1st Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook

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Of explorers tells the incredible stories of the women who went against all odds to see the world and go beyond the limits set by. Trailblazers An Illustrated Guide to the Women Who Explored the World written and illustrated by Lisa Graves makes a clear upfront case for itself in its introduction “Most of what we learn in our school history classes was written by men Because of this some of these stories have been omitted from the books” This book then is Graves answer to this omission filling in some of gaps by presenting readers with a series of female explorers scientists ballooners and the like Each woman is given a double spread page softly illustrated in pleasing pastels and with several text boxes of information including specifics of the particular life and general explanations defining terms and placing their activities in context The choices range from the familiar and to be expected such as Sacagawea Nellie Bly and Amelia Earhart to lesser known women such as Jeanne Baret botanist and explorer Sophie Blanchard balloonist Ida Laura Pfeifer explorer author Fanny Bullock Workman mountaineer Harriet Chalmers Adamas explorer photographer Edith Durham archaeologist Alexandra David Neel Tibetan expert Bessie Coleman aviator stuntwoman Annie Londonderry bicyclist marketer Gertrude Bell explorer historian In describing their exploits Graves doesn’t shy away from conveying the injustice often afforded women noting for instance that many of Baret’s botanic discoveries were “renamed or someone else took credit for her work” and that Adams was not allowed into the National Geographic Society thanks to their standing rule against women members Nor has Graves chosen only “happy stories” conveying the sad news that Pfeiffer died of malaria after one of her far flung travels that Coleman died in a plane crash and that Blanchard was also “died doing what she loved” when her balloon caught fire and crashedThere’s not a great amount of information but what’s here is enough to give a sense of these women’s accomplishments as well as their determination in just enough detail to whet the reader’s curiosity so that as Graves says in her introduction Maybe by reading this book a spark will ignite that leads you to the library—to research your passions read about something you love and set your dreams into motion” An excellent gift for young girls and boys

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Trail BlazersTheir times The second title in Lisa Graves' Women in History series Trail Blazers is an indisputable resource for today's childre. Note I received a digital ARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley