Photo by Thomas Mason IV
Designer and Illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky was briefly mentioned in an earlier post when talking about her book Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World. Well, she’s back at it again with her new book Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win.
I loved to read when I was young (a passion that I’m glad is still alive and well). Looking back, I don’t recall too many of my fiction books having a protagonist that wasn’t male (talking animal books included), or ones that delved into the wonderful history of great female pioneers. How sad is that?! I’m so happy to see more and more children books detailing female badass world-shakers that can be enjoyed by both girls and boys. I am very quickly building up a collection for my future children and hope that they are just as passionate about reading as I was, and that it will be normal for them to have role models of every gender, race, and religion.
Rachel has an Etsy store, if you’d like to check it out