Canadian Girls Who Rocked the World

Canadian Girls Who Rocked the World

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Take an adventure with some of Canada`s most interesting and accomplished young women. An inspiring book, Canadian Girls Who Rocked the World tells the stories of Canadian girls who won Olympic medals, discovered dinosaurs, explored their country or shaped its history -- all while still in their teens. For example, when she was just 16 years old, Marilyn Bell stepped into the icy waters of Lake Ontario and became the first person in history to swim across it. Subsequently, she became the youngest person to swim the English Channel and changed the world`s ideas about women`s athletic abilities and endurance. And pop star Avril Lavigne released her first album when she was 17, which skyrocketed to the top of the charts, selling 12 million copies. This revised and expanded edition is packed with yet more tales of adventure and achievement. New profiles include hockey player Cassie Campbell, music exec Denise Donlon and environmental activist and leader of the federal Green Party Elizabeth May. Every day, Canadian girls find new ways to rock the world. This fun book profiles women who have achieved greatness and contains quotes from the girls who aspire to follow in their footsteps.

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Whitcap Bks., c2001.
ISBN: 9781552859865
155285986X
9781552852033
1552852032
Characteristics: 128 p. :,ill., ports. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Clark, Joanna

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Dec 26, 2011

This is the first edition of a collection of short biographies aimed at teens and kids. Meant to inspire young women, the topics of the biography come from a variety of fields, sports, arts, politics, science.

There are two weaknesses in this book. First is inherent to entire "Rocked the World" series, the little commentaries from modern children of how they will rock the world. These may appeal to the younger reader, but the middle/high school crowd scoff at these. Second, and bigger, is the choice of heroes. A lot of the women are there because they are athletic or can sing well. These are hard skills to aspire to for most people. A richer choice from the politicians, the scientists and activists would have made this book better.

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