From Sojourner Truth to Jonas Salk, this book covers 18 different heroes and heroines, and how they made our world what it is today. Similar in concept to the book "10 Amazing People" by Maura D Shaw, which I previously reviewed, this one is targeted (it seems) at a younger audience.
The book has layered illustrations with black and white photos in the background and unique, semi-realistic paintings of each character in the foreground. The author does a great job of keeping the writing simple while still talking about deep or detailed subjects.
It's the ideal book for introducing children to politics and social justice, going beyond the typical heroes discussed in books and at school. It's colorful and interesting, with lots of pictures, and packed with information. It's a great way to teach your child the importance of being true to your beliefs while staying a peacemaker. Ages 7-11.