I received The Girl who went to the Stars and Other Extraordinary Lives by Ishita Jain and Naomi Kundu as a review copy from the publisher. This book is a simple account of lives of fifty extraordinary women of India.
The Girl Who Went to the Stars and Other Extraordinary Lives is a collection of incredible stories that teach passion and courage. These Indian women followed their dreams, however difficult they seemed, and showed us that we can be anything we want to be.
So whether you’re a girl or a boy, big or small, short or tall-immerse yourself in the world of India’s most loved and admired women, who were once kids just like you!
In the introduction, they have mentioned about this book is about people and not about women and that these are amazing, passionate, smart and determined people.
The authors have researched into the lives of fifty extraordinary Indian women, some well known and some not so well known and written briefly about them. And this book is so relevant in the day of ‘Beti bachao, Beti padhao’. These incredible women have been arranged in alphabetical order and include doctors, scientists, politicians, artists, activists, singers, designers, actors, sportspersons, businesswomen, writers, astronauts, dancers, train pilots and many more. The illustrations are beautiful. I simply loved reading the book
The best part about this book is that the author has taken only one page to describe these incredible women. The language is simple and this book needs to be read by both young and old alike as this would encourage the young.
This can be an everyday read for everybody, just read about one amazing person and understand how she could achieve what she did, when she did and how we can benefit from it.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.