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Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories by Amanda Li, Amy Blackwell

Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories

Amanda Li, Amy Blackwell

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Buster Books
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Publication date: 19 Sep 2019
ISBN: 9781780555782

This book tells the stories of women and girls from around the world and the challenges they have faced and overcome.

4 stars out of 5

"It stands out for readability and range... [b]rief, punchy biographies are interspersed with how-to tips, from knot-tying to leadership skills, encouraging young readers to have a go themselves"

There is a glut of gorgeous non-fiction for five to eight this month. Amid a profusion of inspirational life stories, Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories (Buster) by Amanda Li, illustrated by Amy Blackwell, stands out for readability and range, featuring Syrian photographer Mohamad Al Jounde and champion Nepalese golfer Pratima Sherpa as well as activists Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg. Brief, punchy biographies are interspersed with how-to tips, from knot-tying to leadership skills, encouraging young readers to have a go themselves.

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