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Introducing our next Legendary Lady

Our next lady...drum roll please.... The amazing Anandi Gopal Joshi. She is regarded as the first Indian woman to get a western medical degree. Her story is both uplifting and heartbreaking. The arduous details of her life will be withheld from the book, for obvious reasons. But as parents, this book opens the door to have conversations with our children about life in the past, different cultures and the beautiful story of one lady overcoming enormous obstacles. We will be diving more into the below questions, as a way to help introduce you to this Anandi. I hope you enjoy learning about this Legendary Lady. 1. Social norms: What is the cast system? Why was it in place? Why was it so amazing that this woman...

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Reflection Part 1

I had the honor of speaking to the amazing Rachel Sokol. First off she is the sweetest person ever but secondly the questions she asked made me reflect for the last few days. I went over my words over and over again. She asked “Who are your personal role models?”. After we got off the phone, that was a questions that went through my head over and over. Looking back there were no books about historical women. I don’t even remember learning about Harriet Tubman until I was in grade school.   I was so lucky to be surrounded by amazing, strong women. Both of my grandmothers were hard working, loving and tough! We discussed my Grandma Josefina in the...

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NJ Best: Up Close with Megan Callea, Author of Our Legendary Ladies

NJ Best Interviews Megan Callea, Author of Our Legendary Ladies.

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Meet the Illustrator behind Our Legendary Ladies

Jennifer Howard puts so much time and consideration into every color and detail to ensure we are 100% faithful in telling the complete and accurate stories of these Legendary Ladies.

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What You Didn't Know About Harriet Tubman

The Underground Railroad was not underground...and other did you knows… It came to our attention, that although I had been elbows deep in Harriet Tubman books and articles...most people have not studied up on her since college, and some even before. Working with Dr. Kate Clifford Larson (who is an amazing person), I learned so much. Some of the things that I even believed as fact, were debunked. I learned so much during the process of making this book come to life. Here are a few things that blew my mind: The iconic Harriet Tubman with a lantern image is one of her biggest misconceptions. When you think about it, it actually does make sense. Sure, she had a lantern...

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