Girls Solve Everything: Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Building a Better World (Girls Think of Everything #2)

by Catherine Thimmesh (Author) Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)

Girls Solve Everything: Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Building a Better World (Girls Think of Everything #2)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

Brave women from diverse backgrounds make the world a better place through their businesses in this inspiring companion to the best-selling Girls Think of Everything by Sibert-winner Catherine Thimmesh and Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet. For fans of Women Who Dared and Women in Science.

Women all over the globe are asking questions that affect lives and creating businesses that answer them. Like, can we keep premature babies warm when they're born far from the hospital? Or, can the elderly stay in their homes and eat a balanced diet? Women are taking on and solving these issues with their ingenuity and business acumen.

How did they get their ideas? Where does the funding for their projects come from? And how have some of these businesses touched YOUR life? Girls Solve Everything answers these questions, inspiring today's kids to learn from entrepreneurs and take on some of the world's biggest problems, one solution at a time.


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Publishers Weekly

The team behind Girls Think of Everything return to spotlight an inclusive, international range of 16 female "social innovators" from the present and the past, such as Jane Chen, whose team invented a low-cost infant warmer for premature newborns in 2008, and Elizabeth Stott, who opened consignment shops for women's financial empowerment in 1832. Thimmesh delivers the profiles in a lively voice: "If one random kid enlists ten other kids to help, the difference they can collectively make multiplies and grows." Golden speech bubbles throughout offer more data and fun facts, and direct quotes from the featured women, indicated by italics, further enrich the text. Sweet contributes eye-catching mixed-media illustrations, including portraits of the entrepreneurs and full-page collages that often feature quotes or diagrams relevant to their experience. A hearty nonfiction tome as likely to educate as it is to inspire. Back matter includes a glossary of business terms and quoted sources. Ages 10-up. (Mar.)

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Review quotes

The team behind Girls Think of Everything return to spotlight an inclusive, international range of 16 female 'social innovators.'...A hearty nonfiction tome as likely to educate as it is to inspire.—Publishers Weekly
Catherine Thimmesh
Catherine Thimmesh is the award-winning children's book author of Team Moon, winner of the Sibert Medal. Visit her online at www.catherinethimmesh.com.

Melissa Sweet is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White and Balloons Over Broadway. Visit her online at www.melissasweet.net.

Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780358106340
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publication date
March 20, 2022
Series
Girls Think of Everything

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