Heroism Begins with Her (Hardcover)

Inspiring Stories of Bold, Brave, and Gutsy Women in the U.S. Military

By Winifred Conkling, Julia Kuo (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780062847416, 240pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2019

List Price: 18.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


For fans of Rad American Women A–Z, Rebel Girls, and Women Who Dared comes an inspiring collection of more than 80 profiles about the brave women in the US military who fought hard for their country and even harder for what they believed in.

From the Revolutionary War to present day, women have proudly served in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard as nurses, pilots, engineers, soldiers, and more. They dressed as men, worked for little pay and no benefits, and endured prejudice to break down barriers and earn their place beside their fellow servicemen. The achievements and courageous acts of these women forever changed the way the military operates!

From well-known women to unsung heroes, this beautifully illustrated book tells incredible, captivating tales of gutsy women like Margaret Corbin, Harriet Tubman, Tammy Duckworth, and countless others.

And it will prove just one thing: Women really can do anything!

About the Author

Winifred Conkling has written many nonfiction books for adults and children. She earned an MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Winifred lives in Northern Virginia with her family. Visit her online at www.winifredconkling.com.

Julia Kuo has been an artist-in-residence twice at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. She has illustrated a dozen books and worked with clients such as the New York Times, Google, and several book publishers. Visit her at www.juliakuo.com.

Praise For Heroism Begins with Her: Inspiring Stories of Bold, Brave, and Gutsy Women in the U.S. Military

“It’s rewarding to see—in such detail—how women’s duties and responsibilities in the military have grown over time. An in-depth examination.” 
— Kirkus Reviews

“A focused look at the long history of women who served their country.”
— Publishers Weekly

“An important and comprehensive resource. A book to dip in and out of, readers will enjoy the thoroughness of this book. A must-have for all library collections.”
— Booklist