The Book of Sisters: Biographies of Incredible Siblings Through History

The Book of Sisters: Biographies of Incredible Siblings Through History

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Queens. Warriors. Witches. Revolutionaries. History is full of sisters making their mark.

Meet incredible women in this nonfiction book for kids, from Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret to tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams. Authors (and sisters!) Olivia Meikle and Katie Nelson have scoured history for jaw-dropping stories of amazing siblings, including:

- Why Egyptian ruler Cleopatra went to war against her younger sister Arsinoë
- How Native American sisters Maria and Marjorie Tallchief became America's first star ballerinas
- What made samurai sisters Nakano Takeko and Nakano Yuko take on an entire army

Through the stories of the sisters, readers will go on a whirlwind tour of women's history, from the courts of Imperial China to the French Revolution. And you'll discover that stories about sisters aren't anything new--they can be traced back to ancient tales, from Greek goddesses to Maya mythology.

Author: Olivia Meikle, Katie Nelson, Neon Squid
Publisher: Neon Squid
Published: 04/05/2022
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.82lbs
Size: 11.19h x 8.87w x 0.73d
ISBN: 9781684492008
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 01/28/2022
Shelf Awareness 04/26/2022

About the Author
Katie Nelson and Olivia Meikle are sisters who host the women's history podcast What'sHerName, which shines a light on amazing women often unfairly overlooked in history. Katie has a PhD in History from the University of Warwick, UK, and teaches at Weber State University. Olivia teaches Women's Studies and English at the University of Denver and Naropa University.