Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 12
- Grade: 3 to 7
Take an adventure with some of Canada's most interesting and accomplished young women. An inspiring book, Canadian Girls Who Rocked the World tells the stories of Canadian girls who won Olympic medals, discovered dinosaurs, explored their country or shaped its history — all while still in their teens.
- When she was just 16 years old, Marilyn Bell stepped into the icy waters of Lake Ontario and became the first person in history to swim across it. Subsequently, she became the youngest person to swim the English Channel and changed the world's ideas about women's athletic abilities and endurance.
- Pop star Avril Lavigne released her first album when she was 17, which skyrocketed to the top of the charts, selling 12 million copies.
This revised and expanded edition is packed with yet more tales of adventure and achievement. New profiles include hockey player Cassie Campbell, music exec Denise Donlon and environmental activist and leader of the federal Green Party Elizabeth May. Every day, Canadian girls find new ways to rock the world.
This fun book profiles women who have achieved greatness and contains quotes from the girls who aspire to follow in their footsteps.
About the author
Tanya Lloyd Kyi
grew up in Creston, B.C. She began her writing career as a high school poet, producing pages and pages of work that her mother loved and her best friend religiously archived (possibly for a future blackmailing scheme). The original edition of Canadian Girls Who Rocked the World was Tanya's first book for young readers. She has since published nine other titles, including Canadian Boys Who Rocked The World, which was short-listed for the Silver Birch Award by the Ontario Library Association. Tanya now lives in Vancouver, B.C.
Other titles by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
What Will I Discover?
How Girls Are Using Social Media for Good
Based on the true story of a fearless ninja and her network of female spies
Prince of Pot
Eyes and Spies
How You're Tracked and Why You Should Know
When the Worst Happens
Extraordinary Stories of Survival
50 Body Questions
A Book That Spills Its Guts
Anywhere but Here
La otra vida de Caz
(My Time as Caz Hazard)