Twenty illustrated essays on Irish women, historical and contemporary, who have defied cultural norms, achieved great things and in some way rocked the system. The subjects include Irish women from Queen Medb to Eileen Gray, from Constance Markievicz to Sonia O’Sullivan, covering stateswomen, artists, writers, activists and rebels of all kinds.
Written by multi award-winning author and first Laureate na nÓg (Irish Children’s Laureate), Siobhán Parkinson. Illustrated by painter, printmaker and pen and ink artist Bren Luke.
Perfect for use in schools as well as for leisure reading, this collection celebrates the role of women in Ireland’s changing society. The ideal readership is age 11+.
With a preface by Sabina Higgins, political activist and wife of the President of Ireland
PRAISE FOR ROCKING THE SYSTEM
‘Many battles have been won by these brave women and the unknown heroines who walked quietly alongside them. This book will inspire all its readers to play their part in creating a world that is fair, harmonious and equal.’ – Sabina Higgins
Siobhán Parkinson is one of Ireland\'s best-known writers for children. She has written almost thirty books, most of them for children and teenagers, for which she has won a bagful of awards and nominations, and her books have been translated into about twenty languages. She was Ireland\'s first Children\'s Laureate.