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We Are Makers

Real Women and Girls Shaping Our World

Amy Richards


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MAKERS is the award-winning video collection of women's stories. And we're bringing these inspirational and amazing stories to young readers in a book!

Did you know that Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to complete the Boston marathon in 1967, was almost pulled off the course before she could finish the race? And that Mae Jemison, an astronaut, was inspired by a Star Trek character to pursue her passion in science?

Behind every successful woman is the fascinating story of how she got to the top. And throughout history, trailblazing women have opened doors for those who followed. Based on the rich collection of interviews and documentaries from MAKERS, this book introduces pioneering women from all walks of life. Readers will get to know these women's hopes, dreams, challenges, and accomplishments in chapters filled with personal stories, historical information, inspiring quotes, and much more. They will learn about the women's movement and its impact today, and about common experiences women have.

Most importantly, they'll be inspired to follow their dreams and become MAKERS themselves!

Viking Books for Young Readers, 9780451468925, 112pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 2019

About the Author

Amy Richards is an advisor for MAKERS, a third wave feminist leader, a co-author of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future, and the voice
behind Ask Amy, the online advice column she has run at since
1995. Amy is also the president of Soapbox, Inc: Speakers Who Speak Out, which
represents dozen of thought leaders, and hosts the popular Feminist Camps,
targeted toward university students and faculty.