The illustrations are stark black and white. The illustrator, Miriam, armed with paper and an X-Acto knife, cut the images out, line by line, bit by bit. They are beautiful, amazing and give the book a unique style.
- Junko Tabei, a housewife and mountain climber, who was buried in an avalanche, pulled out, and summited Mt. Everest to become the first woman ever to reach it.
- Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, which has planted more than 30 million trees in Kenya to combat forest destruction due to cash crops. She was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Josephine Baker, a silly yet beautiful dancer who became a spy during World War II, eavesdropping on high-ranking Japanese, Italian and Nazi officials who never suspected her as an informant. She was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, and she was a civil rights activist, speaking alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. at the March on Washington.
Opportunity is built on the backs of sacrifice.
This realization made me incredibly grateful and speechless.
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**Disclaimer: The book was given to me for free at my request. I was not paid to say anything and as always, my thoughts and opinions are my own. I only pick books that would be worth my time to read.