Women Who Changed History Series (NEW!)


Although a vast majority of the most famous figures throughout history have been men, there have also been many women, as far back as ancient times, who have held power and made an extraordinary impact on the world. This series profiles six women who defied convention—whether by ruling their country, leading a military campaign, or tackling social injustice. Their actions shaped their communities and societies, from ancient Egypt to medieval France to the antebellum American South, and their stories will inspire readers to reconsider their notions of what constitutes a strong leader.

Number of Titles: 6

Interest Level: Grades 5-8

Guided Reading Level: Z

Lexile Level: 850-1140

ISBN: 9781625135421 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2018

“The writing in the series is clear and vivid, the historical and thematic range of subjects broad and inclusive…Visuals are excellent throughout the series, making use of a wide range of available images…VERDICT: A good choice for general nonfiction reading.” - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Each author uses a variety of primary and secondary sources, including photographs, maps, diagrams, and paintings…Each book is presented in a way that allows readers to both enjoy reading the story and use it for research purposes. This series is recommended for classroom and library use. Recommended.” - School Library Connection

*E-book price, single use is for online use only for one user (North America only).

Britannica’s e-books are available for purchase from most e-book platform providers, including Overdrive, Follett, Gale, Mackin, ProQuest, and EBSCO. To purchase single or unlimited use of this series for your school or library, please contact the provider of the e-book platform you are using, or contact Britannica at 800-621-3900/e-mail: contact@eb.com.