NOISEMAKERS: 25 WOMEN WHO RAISED THEIR VOICES AND CHANGED THE WORLD: A Graphic Collection from Kazoo

A couple of years ago, I heard about a new magazine for girls and I decided to give it a try for the girls in my life, family and friends alike.  KAZOO  is everything I hoped it would be, as you can tell from my rave review in the post “New Magazines for Girls.”   Fast forward to 2020, and I am a satisfied reader of Kazoo, and delighted to hold in my hands their new graphic collection:  Noisemakers:  25 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World. Whatever your passion (and those of the young people you know and love), you’ll find stellar role models:  activists, artists, scientists, explorers, chefs, and fascinating “Noisemakers” in lots of other creative endeavors.  Erin Bride, the Editor-in-Chief of Kazoo Magazine, writes in the foreword:  “The world is what it is today only because these Noisemakers dared to be strong, smart, fierce, and true to themselves.  And hopefully, just knowing they came before you will give you all the extra courage and strength you ever need to follow your own amazing path, no matter where it may lead.”  I quote her because it is so quintessentially “Kazoo”:  inspiring, and also including readers in the vision creators of the magazine are sharing.  I must admit, I am only half-way through the collection, but I am already relishing the artwork of the different artists, as well as the stories the cartoonists share.  Some are favorite role models, like Frida Kahlo and Nellie Bly, but others are fascinating new heroes, like Eugenie Clark, The Shark Whisperer, or Raye Montague, The Ship Designer.  Perfect timing for mid-winter inspiration and binge reading, especially for readers 8-13 years old (and their parents and teachers).

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