Girls Who Grew Up Great; A Book Of Encouragement For Girls About Amazing Women Who Dared To Dream


This is a collection of short stories of women who made a difference in our world.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is an interesting book that offers interesting facts about women. The collection is diverse and offers historical, cutting edge, and cross cultural stories.

Content Awareness Factors:

This is long to read. It isn't a narrative story.

Young Reader Reaction

Most of the people in our group didn't like it because it was not our style of reading. One person did like it, and she said it was because she likes to learn about new people, particularly people she has never heard of.

Parent Reaction

This is an excellent collection of great women with stories that are engaging. I like that they expand beyond the traditional great women. Some well-known figures are there (Marie Curie, Helen Keller), but there are also new heroes, like Ada Augusta Bryan, who was the world's first computer programmer 1843.

Educational Themes:

These are vignettes that can be used to expand learning about each of the individual women. The stories have facts about these famous women and what they became. "It could be used for reports."

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 13
Age of child:
Read by students at Northumberland Elementary School, Newport News, VA for the Reading Tub's Use Your ABCs program. The fourth graders used this in a group read, with students reading certain women.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is an interesting set of stories and a nice collection to expand your understanding of women in history.

Title Girls Who Grew up Great: A Book of Encouragement for Girls About Amazing Women Who Dared to Dream
Author Gwendolyn Gray
Publisher Blue Mountain Arts © 2003
ISBN 0883967529
Material Paperback
Cost $8.95
Genres Biography, History, Self Worth
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