The Girl Who Rode a Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women

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Now more than ever, the world is recognizing how strong women and girls are. How strong? In the early 1920s, Inuit expeditioner Ada Blackjack survived for two years as a castaway on an uninhabited island in the Arctic Ocean before she was finally rescued. And she’s just one example.

The Girl Who Rode a Shark: True Stories of Daring Women is a rousing collection of biographies focused on women and girls who have written, explored, or otherwise plunged headfirst into the pages of history. Undaunted by expectations, they made their mark by persevering in pursuit of their passions. The tales come from a huge variety of times and places, from a Canadian astronaut to an Indian secret agent and to a Balkan pirate queen who stood up to Ancient Rome.

Author and activist Ailsa Ross gives readers a fun, informative piece of nonfiction that emphasizes the boundless potential of a new generation of women.

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  • Rebecca

    This is a beautifully illustrated book that chronicles the lives of 52 women from all walks of life and all time periods. Some of the names are recognizable like Amelia Earhart or Bessie Coleman, but ...

  • Barbara

    This one is a 3.5 for me, and I am pleased to have been introduced to the women highlighted in this book. There are 52 of them, and while I was familiar with some, many of them were new to me since th...

  • Sharon Tyler

    The Girl Who Rode a Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women was written by Ailsa Ross and illustrated by Amy Blackwell. Itis currently scheduled for release on October 25 2019. This non fiction book ...

  • Christina

    What an incredible compilation of fearless females who are sure to inspire anyone who reads of their bravery, strength, intelligence, and persistence.  THE GIRL WHO RODE A SHARK had me in awe, not ju...

  • Erin Buhr

    A lot of these collections have been published in recent years. I own several of them. Collections sharing stories of brave and creative women who pushed boundaries. This one feels different to me for...

  • Allie

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I really liked this anthology of complex female heroes for younger readers. I was pleasantly surprised to see ...

  • Michelle

    ***Thanks to the publisher and #NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***I've read a lot of books about strong women lately. It seems like there are new e...

  • Amy

    Read the story of Kimi Werner, a freediving chef from Maui Hawaii who rode a 17-foot great white shark. By learning the cures of marine life, she was able to take the greatest adventure of her life wh...

  • Barbara

    The Girl Who Rode a Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women by Alisa Ross is another great addition to the short collective one page biographies kids can read before bed. Biographies include artists ...

  • BreeAnn (She Just Loves Books)

    This book was so fun! It has a lot of short one-page biographies of women, then a beautifully illustrated page with an image from their life. It's such a good book to have for a child to read to them ...