Text:  Joanna Kończak

Illustrations: Karolina Matyjaszkowicz



144 pages


24 x 31 cm

(Nasza Księgarnia)



Here translation rights available for Spain an Spanish-language territories.


They are very different and yet there’s this one thing that connects them all: they never let anyone persuade them that something is impossible. Discover the lives of extraordinary girls and women who made their mark on history with their courage, determination and knowledge. At the same time, find out intriguing facts about the world.

How did the analytical engine work? And how come Ada Lovelace became the first programmer while computers still didn’t exist? Who do we owe the Apgar scale to? What about Montessori nurseries, the little black dress, the discovery of black matter, the invention of paper coffee filters, Wi-Fi and windscreen wipers? How did women contribute to space travel, fight for voting rights and since when have they been able to compete in the modern Olympic Games? Who was the first female film director? And who was the first woman to conquer Mount Everest?

The book presents 35 inspiring women and their stories are accompanied by fascinating facts about various countries and disciplines. Each page has a unique look, thanks to Karolina Matyjaszkowicz’s painterly illustrations.


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