Women Heroes / Women of Action
While men take the dominant role in most books about war, women have played major parts in conflicts long past. This series reminds everyone of womens great contributions and sacrifices made in the name of helping others and serving their countries. Each book focuses on several women from a given time period; chapters are divided by country or region, with each woman receiving about a 10-page story. Stories are told as one flowing narrative, complete with real conversations and dialogue, broken up by informative paragraphs describing the larger context of what was happening. "Learn More" sections trail every womans story, encouraging learning more about each courageous women. Finally, maps, introductions, and discussion questions help students understand more about these great womens lives. Lets hear it for Peggy Hull, Sophie Scholl, Marina Yurlova, and all the other brave women who made the world a little brighter when humanity was at its dimmest.