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Lessons in Herstory

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Textbook companion of women's roles in history lacks depth.

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The fantastic idea of highlighting women's roles in history is diminished by the lack of depth and small amount of content offered. The book that Lessons in Herstory connects to actually does a good job of including women throughout the book on its own -- with more depth and actual photographs of the women. It'd be nice to see some expansion of the time periods covered, especially to women's more recent achievements in history. Each profile is very brief. Links to more information would be helpful as well. With the limited time period covered, too, there's a lack of Black women represented who aren't somehow tied to slavery and little to no representation of other minorities. Though there's an option to share a profile of the woman, selecting that crashes the app.

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