How can I resist an alphabet book in which P is for Patti Smith? Clearly I can’t, and you shouldn’t either. If you have a child, I definitely recommend this book. I loved the striking, colorful illustrations, and the authors have selected a diverse and inspiring group of 26 women to profile. The biographies are short (one page or so) and clearly written, summarizing the woman’s accomplishments and their importance to American history.
It’s refreshing to see a book aimed at young readers that has such an explicitly feminist viewpoint, and I am envious of the little girls who now have the opportunity to grow up knowing about such figures as the Grimke sisters, Zora Neale Hurston, and Delores Huerta and their important contributions to American history.