Thirty-six mini biographies of groundbreaking, outspoken, odds-defying Jewish women explore their fascinating lives, as well as the ways in which they were shaped by their heritage.
Probing the lives of historic icons like Anne Frank and Emma Goldman to contemporary heroines such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Janet Yellen the book also provides an overview of modern Jewish history. Subjects ranging from Anna Freud, the founder of psychoanalytic child psychology to fashion mogul Diane von Furstenberg to comedian Sarah Silverman offer a fascinating window into the ways Jewish women have approached their fields and embraced their identities. The captivating stories of luminaries from the worlds of politics, literature, activism, the arts, business, science, and more show how these women—in many cases—overcame the obstacles of being both Jewish and female to make their unique mark, and how being Jewish impacted their journeys.
Julie Merberg is the author of many bestselling children's books including My First Book of Famous Jews, It's a Mitzvah, NO! My First Book of Protest, and My First Book of Feminism (for Boys).
Georgia Rucker has illustrated many books including the Generation Girl series (Girl CEO, Girl Activist, Girl Genius, and Girl Athlete). She also illustrated the board books My Favorite Shoes, and My Favorite Purse, and the Allegra Biscotti middle grade series. Her doodles can be found in many of the books she also designs from her office in Madison, Wisconsin.