October 6, 2021

Are you up for a challenge? Do you want to make your dreams come true?

When it comes to adventuring, women haven’t always had the same chances as men. 

Learn about 25 women who refused to take no for an answer.

Author Julia de Laurentiis introduces us to the women who made their dreams a reality by overcoming discrimination and so much more. Divided into sky, land, water, peaks, and ice adventures, we learn of the women who performed incredible feats around the globe. 

From studying healing plants in the rainforests of Belize, to exploring Antarctica, or becoming an Astronaut, these women throughout history, inspire us with their stories.

“Never, ever give up. You’re never too old to chase your dreams.” On her fifth attempt, Diana Nyad, swam from Cuba to Florida, at age 64, without a shark tank. 

“A leg is obviously required to climb Mount Everest, but what is needed most is a brave heart.” Arunima Sinha was the first woman amputee to climb the highest peak in the world. 

The Black Mambas, a group of 30 local South African women are specially trained to look after the Balulue Nature Reserve, to help protect the animals. They are the world’s first anti-poaching unit made up almost entirely of women. 

“I soon realized if I took it one day at a time, and just kept going, then I would reach my goal.” Lois Pryce, rode her motorcycle on a solo journey from Alaska to Argentina and London to South Africa. 

If you’re a fan of books that break down barriers and show the kids in your life what is possible, you’ll love this read.

It was fun to find out about women in history who were unfamiliar to me, as well as learn more about famous ones. This book includes the achievements of a diverse group of women including women of color, Indigenous women, LBGTQ+ women and women with disabilities. 

Filled with inspirational quotes, fun facts, and tips, this book engages all girls to dare to go after their dreams!

Helps with: learning about women’s rights, gender equality, women pioneers, black rights, women with disabilities, biographical and historical facts about women, developing curiosity.