Sarah's Stars

Heather Ball. Astonishing Women Artists
Second Story Press  $10.95  ISBN 978-1-897187-23-4  120 pg.
Reviewed by Melissa, Age 15

Art, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder.

Ten amazing women overcame all the odds in a world where they were not accepted for what they love - Art. They went through hell, to reach the place where they wanted to be. What place was that, one might ask? A place that shows the world and the people around them that they are just as good, if not better. It is proving that racism and sexism cannot stop them, or any tragedy or struggle. For as the saying goes, ‘You can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.’

This, like all The Women’s Hall of Fame Series, is immensely inspiring. Whether a young artist, or even an old one, is looking for that extra push to get out there and do something with their artsy skills, this book could be just what they need.

This book will amaze the reader by just how hard it was for females to make their way up in the art world. The biographies are very fascinating and lead the reader through plenty of interesting facts about the artists and their works of art. The pictures are very well positioned and the information flow is endless. But for these novels, inspiration is the key. Heather Ball certainly achieved that in writing about these amazing females in history.

I would recommend this novel for people eleven years old and up. I can safely say that is appropriate for all artists; to read about the history of what they love so much. This book encourages dreams and gives the reader a glowing confidence in herself.

I give Astonishing Women Artists five tour de force stars.

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