Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh


Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women - Catherine Thimmesh, Melissa SweetSo I may have mentioned before that I love a good anthology, particularly of the contributions of women in history. The point is not that men haven’t done great things that we deserve learning about but that they aren’t the only ones who have. Despite hardship and opposition, women have invented lots of things, some that we couldn’t live without today and others that are so common, I didn’t even realize that it used to be a problem.

This book takes just about an hour to listen to. It has some women I was already familiar with (like my hero, Admiral Grace Hopper) and others that were new (Margaret Knight invented the machine that makes paper grocery bags, they had to be made by hand and were expensive before that).

If you want to see some more great anthologies of women making history, I have a shelf dedicated to them.


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