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Nonfiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 120
Themes: Peace movement, inspiration
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 01/09/2008
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Among the women celebrated in this book are Baroness Bertha von Suttner, one of the first activists in the modern peace movement, Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan, who worked in the 1970s to bring peace to Northern Ireland, and Mother Teresa, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. The most recent winner was Wangari Maathai, who won in 2004 for her struggle for democracy, human rights and environmental conservation in Africa. All the women included are inspiring heroines for peace.

Maggie Mooney is a therapist, editor and writer. Michelle Benjamin has worked in the book industry for many years as a publisher, editor, teacher and writer. They live in Vancouver, British Columbia, but wrote this book while volunteering with their sixteen-year-old daughter in a small town in Peru.

Washington State YA Review - March 1, 2010
"Excellent for women's history projects and as a supplemental biographical resource."
CM Magazine - May 15, 2009
"Characterized by a weighty yet impelling tone, the book's careful style is considerate of its intended audience...Creates an awareness of how much has already been achieved and how much more there is left to accomplish in the pursuit of peace around the world...Highly recommended."
VOYA - February 1, 2009
"The profiles...are revealing, inspiring, and insightful...Black-and-white photographs, informative sidebars, and lists of resources make this easy-to-read series appealing...The subjects of these books could serve as much needed role models for girls and boys alike."
Booklist - January 1, 2009
"[A] lively text...[and an] inspiring title."
Kirkus - January 1, 2009
"Brief, engaging biographies of female Nobel Peace Prize laureates make up this welcome title."

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