by Siobhán Parkinson, illustrated by Bren Luke - £11.99 Little Island (2018)
hardback ISBN 13: 9781910411964 | ISBN 10: 1910411965
Twenty illustrated essays on Irish women, historical and contemporary, who have defied cultural norms, achieved great things and in some way rocked the system. The subjects include Irish women from Queen Medb to Eileen Gray, from Constance Markievicz to Sonia O’Sullivan, covering stateswomen, artists, writers, activists and rebels of all kinds.
Written by multi award-winning author and first Laureate na nÓg (Irish Children’s Laureate), Siobhán Parkinson. Illustrated by painter, printmaker and pen and ink artist Bren Luke.
Perfect for use in schools as well as for leisure reading, this collection celebrates the role of women in Ireland’s changing society. The ideal readership is age 11+.
With a preface by Sabina Higgins, political activist and First Lady of Ireland.
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In booklists: Women's History and Biography: Books for Children, Ireland - Books for Young Adults, Irish Women, Ireland - Books for Children, Empowering and Inspiring Girls & Young Women, In categories: Feminism & Women, Childrens & Teenage Books, Ireland, Scotland & Wales, History & Biography, Children & Young People, Health & Wellbeing,