Kate Pankhurst writes delightful books about women who have achieved remarkable things, and she illustrates them in her own lively style, making them fun to read as well as inspirational.
When Kate visited our Junior School in February, she gave a talk to Junior girls from Years 1 to Year
6, and covered a wealth of achievements by women such as Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb Everest; famous swimmer Annette Kellerman; hot-air balloonist Sophie Blanchard; nature artist Maria Merian; and Suffragettes, like Kate’s famous ancestor. She provided costumes for girls to dress up as the subjects of her talk, and had all the girls draw a picture of Junko Tabei along with her.
All three of Kate’s books are in the Library, where they are hugely popular, along with our great collection of biographies written for young people.