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The title of The Girl Who Rode a Shark and Other Stories of Daring Women immediately caught my attention. It's fascinating to learn about fearless women in history, and I would never have learned about Kimi Werner, the first female chef to ride an actual shark if the title did not catch my attention.

There are 52 stories in the book about daring women, each accompanied by beautiful illustrations. Although I knew a few of the women in this book, I was blown away by how many I had never heard of and couldn't wait to learn more about them. The book was filled with inspiring stories, but the one that stands out to me is Lady Sarashina. She became the first known travel writer and lived over one thousand years ago. Her story is truly inspiring and her written word still lives on and is read by Japanese students today.

I highly recommend this book for children of all ages but I think middle schoolers will get the most out of this book.
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