Thursday, February 02, 2012

Artemisia of Caria by Shirin Yim Bridges

A long time ago, in Ancient Greece, when women couldn’t even leave the house, a girl named Artemisia led war ships to battle. When other women would knit and cook, Artemisia would sink enemy ships and call out orders to male soldiers. When women weren’t even considered citizens, Artemisia was the only person the Emperor trusted. Learn about her food, clothing, and life in Artemisia of Caria. This book will make girls and women around the world more powerful than ever.

This book was really entertaining. It’s always bothered me that a long time ago women were treated badly. This book really shows how women can be just as good (or maybe better )than men. I love how the author didn’t just teach me about Artemisia, but also about some Ancient Greek customs. I was really pulled into the story when the author described the wars Artemisia was in and all the scary things that happened to her. Now, after reading that book, my life motto is, ”Fight like a girl.” I would recommend this book to all girls who are tired of hearing boys say they are better than them.

Rating:  10
Conent:  1
Reviewer Age: 9
Reviewer City, State and Country: Charlotte, North Carolina United States