14 Young Women

Who Changed the World 


Illustrated by 13 Extraordinary Women


ISBN: 978-0-06-269945-9

"Well-behaved women seldom make history."

               —Laurel Thatcher Ulrich,

                  Pulitzer Prize-winning historian


Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women—each paired with a noteworthy female artist—to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers. The stellar ensemble of picture book illustrators include Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Hadley Hooper, Emily Winfield Martin, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Sara Palacios, LeUyen Pham, Erin K. Robinson, Isabel Roxas, Shadra Strickland and Melissa Sweet. 


In this book, you will find Mary Anning, who was just thirteen when she unearthed a prehistoric fossil. You’ll meet Ruby Bridges, the brave six-year-old who helped end segregation in the South.

And Maya Lin, who at twenty-one won a competition to

create a war memorial, and then had to appear before Congress

to defend her right to create.


And those are just a few of the young women

included in this book. Readers will also hear

about Molly Williams, Annette Kellerman, 

Nellie Bly, Pura Belprè, Frida Kahlo, Jacqueline

and Eileen Nearne, Frances Moore Lappè,

Mae Jemison, Angela Zhang, and Malala 

Yousafzai—all whose stories will enthrall

and inspire. This book was written, illustrated,

edited, and designed by women and includes

an author’s note, a timeline, and additional resources.