Synopses & Reviews
Portraits of 23 extraordinary women whose lives have made, and continue to make, a lasting impact on our world.
They are saints, mystics, martyrs, reformers, poets, missionaries, environmentalists, and mothers from diverse cultures and countries. They include:
Hildegard of Bingen, mystic
Emily Dickinson, poet
Rachel Carson, environmentalist
Lucy Wisdom, anthropologist
Pema Ch dr n, Buddhist nun
Dorothy Stang, Catholic sister
Aung San Suu Kyi, political leader
Wangari Muta Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize winner and 17 others
Here are women upon whose shoulders all women stand. Here are their amazing stories, with haunting reflections by the poet Edwina Gateley and revealing biographies and drawings by Sandra Mattucci.