Author(s): Eliza Sarlos; Grace Lee (Illustrator)
A unique picture book for young and old that celebrates inspirational women from around the world and across generations. You will recognise some and be delighted to meet others. Amazing Babeswas originally written as a gift from a mother to her son. It introduces women such as Gloria Steinem, pioneer of the American women's movement; Kathleen Hanna, lead singer from 1990s seminal punk-rock act Binkini Kill; Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's pro-democracy leader; Miles Franklin, 20th-century Australian writer and feminist; and Malala Yousafzai, a passionate advocate of worldwide access to education. All the women in this book had the ideas, determination, and creativity to bring about change in the world, and in learning about their stories we honour their achievements.
Eliza Sarlos is a writer, broadcaster, and creative producer based in Sydney. She is currently the artistic director at Underbelly Arts and has worked in roles across programming, leadership, and strategy for MusicNSW, Sound Summit, and FBi Radio.