Parents' Guide to

Extraordinary Women

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Exceptional stories and self-reflection offer inspiration.

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Bite-sized stories about women who made a difference, plus space for self reflection, inspire kids to find their own inner strength. The nine featured women are a nicely diverse group from different cultures (e.g., South Africa, Spain, England), genres (e.g., dance, paleontology, sports), and periods in history. The stories are brief and therefore somewhat superficial, but feel right for the target age. If kids are particularly interested in any of these women, parents can help look up more information about them. The interactive elements feel a bit irrelevant, particularly when it's not clear what kids need to do to advance the story. And some kids may be frustrated by the multiple-choice questions, which refer to material that hasn't yet been discussed. The personal diary is a really nice touch that gives kids space to express who they are. However, the set-up is a bit clunky. Despite that, Extraordinary Women presents a nice introduction to another small group of inspirational women.

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