Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood

Shaking Things Up

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood; illustrated by a variety of artists. 2018. Published by Harper Collins

Brief summary: There is a full paged illustration of the young women on the left with a brief biographic poem. There is also a short paragraph of when the women were born, died(some are still living), and their main contribution in which they are remembered.  Each woman is illustrated by a different illustrator. This collective biography is illustrated with many mediums.

Comments: Contents and timelines are in the front. Author’s notes is in the back with a rectangle of each woman that includes notes, sources, and further sources. Illustrators are Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Hadley Hooper, Emily Winfield Martin, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Sara Palacios, LeUyen Pham, Erin K. Robinson, Isabel Roxas, Shadra Strickland, and Melissa Sweet.

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The Airport Book by Lisa Brown

The Airport Book by Lisa Brown

The Airport Book by Lisa Brown; illustrated by Lisa Brown. 2016. India ink and watercolors.

Brief summary: A family with two children go to a busy airport where they go through security, the waiting area, the jetway, and then inside the plane. After the flight, they pick up their bags where Monkey, the little girl’s doll, is found. The last pages are of them going on their vacation.

Comments: The delightfully detailed drawings throughout the book are interesting and give the reader a good idea of what to expect when going on vacation by plane.  I appreciate that there is a  diversity of people at the airport and the couple included in the story are biracial.  I look for those type of books where everyone in my class can relate to someone that looks like them. I would use this with transportation units of study. This is a definite addition to my elementary school library. One of my favorites this year.