Nobel’s Women of Peace
by Michelle Benjamin and Maggie Mooney
Second Story Press, 2008
$10.95, 146 pp, b/w photos, ages 9 – 15
Since the first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1901, the world’s most prestigious honour has been bestowed on twelve remarkable women (Bertha von Suttner, Austria; Jane Addams, U.S.; Emily Greene Balch, U.S.; Betty Williams, Ireland; Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Ireland; Mother Teresa, Macedonia/India; Alva Myrdal, Sweden; Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma; Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Guatemala; Jody Williams, U.S.; Shirin Ebadi, Iran; Wangari Maathai, Kenya). This book—one of The Women’s Hall of Fame Series—introduces young readers to these inspiring women through short biographies, highlighting their contributions to peace, their courage, and their belief that positive change can happen if people stand up for what is right. For information about the other books in The Women’s Hall of Fame Series, visit www.secondstorypress.ca.
This review is from Canadian Teacher Magazine’s May 2009 issue.