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Maya Angelou

Illustrated by Leire Salaberria

Meet Maya Angelou, the powerful speaker, writer, and civil rights activist. Maya Angelou spent much of her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas. After a traumatic event… Read more »

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Megan Rapinoe

Illustrated by Paulina Morgan

Meet Megan Rapinoe, the world record–breaking soccer player and activist. Growing up in Redding, California, Megan discovered her calling chasing a ball on the school… Read more »

Michelle Obama

Illustrated by Mia Saine

Meet Michelle Obama, the iconic first lady, advocate, lawyer, and author. Young Michelle grew up on the South Side of Chicago in a close-knit family.… Read more »

Mindy Kaling

Illustrated by Roza Nozari

Meet Mindy Kaling, the actor, writer, producer, and director. When Mindy was a little girl, she loved TV comedy sketches; in particular, Saturday Night Live.… Read more »

Mother Teresa

Illustrated by Natascha Rosenberg

Meet Mother Teresa, along with her message of love and charity. Agnes (later to become Mother Teresa) was born in Skopje, Macedonia. From an early… Read more »

Rosa Parks

Illustrated by Marta Antelo

Meet Rosa Parks, the “Mother of the Freedom Movement.” Rosa Parks grew up in Alabama, where she learned to stand up for herself at an… Read more »

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Rosa Parks

Illustrated by Marta Antelo

Meet Rosa Parks, the "Mother of the Freedom Movement." Rosa Parks grew up in Alabama, where she learned to stand up for herself at an… Read more »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Illustrated by Judit Orosz

Meet Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the beloved supreme court justice. Little Ruth’s mom taught her to be a lady—which meant to be her own independent self.… Read more »

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Simone de Beauvoir

Illustrated by Christine Roussey

Meet Simone de Beauvoir, the great French philosopher and mother of feminism. When Simone de Beauvoir was a little girl, her father would proudly boast… Read more »

Vivienne Westwood

Illustrated by Laura Callaghan

Meet Vivienne Westwood, the flame-haired fashion designer and impresario. When Vivienne was a young woman, she wasn't sure how a working class girl from England… Read more »

Wilma Rudolph

Illustrated by Amelia Flower

Meet Wilma Rudolph, the remarkable sprinter and Olympic champion. Wilma was born into a family with 22 brothers and sisters, in the segregated South. She… Read more »

Zaha Hadid

Illustrated by Asun Amar

Meet Zaha Hadid tells the inspiring true story of the visionary Iraqi-British architect. Zaha Hadid grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, surrounded by music. She was… Read more »

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