Who are the great women leaders in history? Who are the women heroes who personify "girl power"? Intrepid women heroes: When Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in South Africa's brutal Robben Prison, he tirelessly turned to the poem Invictus. The inspirational verse by the Victorian William Ernest Henley, penned on the occasion of the amputation of his leg. Still I Rise takes its title from a work by Maya Angelou and it resonates with the same spirit of an unconquerable soul, a woman who is captain of her fate. Just as Invictus brought solace to generations so does the contemporary classic. Still I Rise embodies the strength of character of the inspiring women profiled. Each chapter will outline the fall and rise of great women heroes who smashed all obstacles, rather than let all obstacles smash them. The book offers hope to those undergoing their own Sisyphean struggles. Intrepid women heroes are the antithesis of the traditional damsels in distress; rather than waiting for the prince, they took salvation into their own hands. Celebrate girl power! Women leaders in history celebrated in this book include: Madame C. J. Walker - first female American millionaireAung San Suu Kyi - Burma's first lady of freedomBetty Shabazz - civil rights activistNellie Sachs - Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize recipientSelma Lagerlof - first woman Nobel LaureateFannie Lou Hamer - American voting rights activistBessie Coleman - first African-American female pilotWilma Rudolph - first woman to win three gold medalsSonia Sotomayor - first Hispanic Supreme Court justiceWangari Maathai - Nobel Prize winnerWinnifred Mandela - freedom fighterLois Wilson - founder of Al-AnonRoxanne Quimby - co-founder of Burt's Bees
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"This audiobook is a treasure trove of remarkable women whose lives many listeners most likely have never heard about. Narrator Ann Richardson takes us through the ups and downs of unsung women like Madame Tussaud, a single mother who fled the French Revolution and became a business woman of international reach. The profiles of 25 women are read with a measured confidence that highlights their achievements despite the odds. Upbeat and personal, Richardson projects a tone of pride in recounting anecdotes about a wide variety of women--from political figures to Olympic athletes. This is a volume listeners may want to dip in and out of, skipping around from chapter to chapter, depending on their interest or familiarity with the women covered. M.R. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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