Rocking the System

Rocking the System Fearless and Amazing Irish Women Who Made History

Paperback (01 Aug 2019) | English

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The stories of twenty Irish feminists who rocked the system and changed history, told by one of Ireland's leading writers for young people.

Twenty illustrated essays on Irish women, historical and contemporary, who have defied cultural norms around femininity and achieved great things. The subjects include Irish women from Queen Medb to Eileen Gray, from Constance Markievicz to Sonia O'Sullivan, covering stateswomen, artists, writers, activists and rebels of all kinds.

Written by multi award-winning author and first Laureate na nÓg (Irish Children's Laureate), Siobhán Parkinson.

Perfect for use in schools as well as for leisure reading, this collection celebrates the role of women in Ireland's changing society.

With a foreword from political activist and first lady of Ireland, Sabina Higgins.

'This book will inspire all its readers to play their part in creating a world that is fair, harmonious and equal.' - Sabina Higgins

Book information

ISBN: 9781912417438
Publisher: Little Island Books
Imprint: Little Island Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 920.72
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiii, 193
Weight: 370g
Height: 224mm
Width: 143mm
Spine width: 19mm