We love this book. When we decide on a new theme to study, it often starts with a biography we can look up and then grows from there. This book, Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) is a source we return to often. We use all the books in this series, actually.
A few in here are new to me as well, which is wonderful.
Not the typical list you might expect.
The illustrations are clever because they show little bits and pieces of details in the text. And the writing is good—not just the typical facts but some dirt too, which makes them so much more interesting to read. I read these biographies out loud, usually during lunch when they are quiet (sort of) and all in one place sitting down. Captive, one might say. It works pretty darn well.
Thank for you apron submissions for Tie One On—they aren't due until tomorrow and I will get the new gallery up this weekend. So you have an extra day or two anyway. They look amazing!