These are the stories of female trailblazers who fought for and won many of the rights we take for granted today. They protested against the harsh working conditions of the Industrial Revolution and struggled for the right to vote. They stepped forward to take on jobs previously seen as "men-only" in World War II and stood up for equal rights and equal pay in the 1960s. They helped change society's image of women forever.
Ben Hubbard is an author of nonfiction for children and adults. Charlotte Guillain worked as a bookseller, an English teacher and an editor before becoming an author. She has written more than 100 books, both fiction and non-fiction. She always wanted to be a writer and her top tip is to read as much as you can. Andrew Langley is a prolific author of books for children, with a special interest in history and the environment. He has been short-listed for several major awards, most recently with books on natural disasters and Hiroshima. Cath Senker has over twenty years' experience in children's educational publishing and has written around 100 books for children for a range of publishers. Her books include highly regarded titles on Anne Frank, the Black Death and the Vietnam War, books on religions and the conflict between North and South Korea, and forthcoming titles on Self-Harm and Relationships. She lives the green lifestyle and has undertaken voluntary work for a range of organizations.