A beautifully illustrated collection of inspiring life stories of fifty extraordinary historical women from BC and the Yukon.
This fascinating, informative, and charming book introduces young
readers to a diverse group of women who changed the face of history in
unexpected ways and defied the expectations and gender norms of their
times. Through charming illustrations and concise biographies, Her Courage Rises
features social activists and politicians, artists and writers,
scientists and healers, pioneers and prospectors, athletes and
entrepreneurs, teachers and cultural tradition keepers.
These women represented all ages, walks of life, and backgrounds.
Some, like Cougar Annie and shipwreck heroine Minnie Paterson, became
legendary in popular culture, long after their deaths. Others, like
politician Rosemary Brown, artist Emily Carr, and Olympic sprinter
Barbara Howard, achieved fame during their lives. Still others,
including photographer and cultural teacher Elizabeth Quocksister,
artist and cultural consultant Florence Edenshaw, land claims activist
and translator Jane Constance Cook (Ga'axsta'las), and language champion
Barbara Touchie, made great strides in preserving and promoting
Indigenous rights and cultures. And many, like environmentalist Ruth
Masters, water diviner Evelyn Penrose, and Doukhobor pioneer Anna
Markova, are less well-known but still made important contributions to
their communities and our wider collective history.
Her Courage Rises is full of inspirational female role models and insights into the trailblazing women who made history in BC and the Yukon.