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Women Who Led the Way
Women Who Led the Way

Women Who Led the Way

Great Explorers and Adventurers

By Mick Manning, Illustrated by Brita Granström


48 Pages, 9.25 x 11

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $19.99 (US $19.99) (CA $26.99)

Publication Date: July 2022

ISBN 9781913074432

Rights: US & CA

Otter-Barry Books (Jul 2022)

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From Aud the Deep-Minded, an early voyager to Iceland, and Sacagawea who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition across the USA, to Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space and Arunima Sinha, the first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest, this book shows the incredible courage, determination and power of women explorers over the last 1200 years. Also features Sylvia Earle, US marine biologist and oceanographer, Barbara Hillary, the first African-American woman to reach the North and South Poles, pioneering photo-journalist Lee Miller, Bessie Coleman, the first woman of Native American and African-American descent to hold a pilot’s licence, Annie Londonderry, a Latvian immigrant to the US who was the first woman to cycle round the world, Nellie Bly, the first female US undercover journalist and a record-breaking round-theworld traveller, Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery in Maryland and went on to become an army scout and activist.These women have led the way exploring lands, oceans, mountains, skies and space, but have also made pioneering discoveries in the fields of science, nature, archaeology, ecology and more. The lives of these women, told as personal stories, are an inspiration to us all.

Author Biography

Mick Manning and Brita Granström have developed a unique and highly successful approach to non-fiction picture books, with illustrations and text that bring the young reader right into events. Their many awards include the Smarties Silver Award, the English Association Award (four times), and the Royal Society Young People's Book Award. Their most recent book is The History of Prehistory, published by Otter-Barry Books.