Updated: Jan 3, 2019
Brave Little Firsts: The Remarkable Firsts of Women From Around the World introduces readers to trailblazers and barrier breakers who dared.
The Remarkable Firsts of Women from Around the World
Throughout history, there have been many firsts for girls. In science, sports, music, acting, leadership, education, aviation, and the lists go on. But it wasn’t always easy for women to pursue their dreams. Society often held women to a different standard than men. Society didn’t think that women could do certain things, but the brave women, you’re about to meet didn’t agree, they dared to be different.
Brave Little Firsts was created to share the remarkable firsts of women from around the world. From the first female astronaut to the first woman to fly an airplane. In this book of firsts, you will discover special women who made history just like you can someday. Each of these amazing women were not only pioneers in their fields, but they were hardworking and dedicated role models that we can look to for inspiration.
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What's special about the book is the focus on the characters' childhood. Each character came from very diverse backgrounds, but it was their childhood experiences that proved instrumental in their development. For example, Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel prize in chemistry and physics was told that because she was a girl she couldn’t attend university in her home country. She had to attend school in secret and later moved to Paris in order to pursue her passion for science.
Madam C.J. Walker was born into poverty and spent many years as a maid, but she had a dream that she could help other women care for their hair and she held onto that dream until it became a reality.
Each of these women had to overcome insurmountable obstacles, but their drive, dedication, and hard work propelled them forward. I hope that these Brave Little Firsts will inspire you to always put your best foot forward.