wow! this book truly is the holy grail of picture books, and I’m so happy to finally be assured that feminist books are becoming more and more accessible to young children!
because that’s what this book is - feminist, and unapologetically so. 100 women to inspire the young girls of the world, and 100 women to teach young boys respect towards their peers (and 100 women to make a book blogger very happy) - now that’s something a lot of picture books are simply incapable of doing with their princess, damsel in distress business.
I have no idea how to even begin telling you how gorgeous every single illustration in this book is, so here are a few of my favourite pages!
rita levi montalcini - scientist (this was my favourite story!)
grace o’malley - pirate
astrid lindgren - author (and a very good one at that, might I add!)
“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.”
the raven king is done! man what a ride, i forget how much happens in this one
like tfc, the sticky notes are color coded: red/pink are sad/grim significant moments, yellow is exy history or significant game moments, orange is moments that made me laugh, green is general significant moments, and blue is character insight/development
i probably won’t color code tkm because i’m running out of sticky notes (and ive read tkm one more time than tfc and trk, so i know it better), but i should have tkm done in the next few days!