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  • Rocking the System

    By Siobhán Parkinson

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    The stories of twenty Irish feminists who rocked the system and changed history, told by one of Ireland's leading writers for young people.
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    'There are politicians and artists, warriors and campaigners, creators and do-ers, rockers of cradles and non-mothers too in this book. All of them had to struggle, in one way or another, to achieve what they have achieved.'

    Twenty gutsy women who changed Ireland.

    What does Countess Markievicz have in common with Sonia O’Sullivan?

    How about Mary Robinson, Paula Meehan and Queen Medhbh?

    They are all Irish women who had to fight their way into history in the face of a system created by and for men.

    And they are all in this book!

    'Essential reading for young history buffs.' – The Irish Times

    'This book is a MUST. Simply wondrous and inspiring!' – Mary Esther Judy, Children’s Bookseller

    'A brilliant and beautiful new book… Get copies for any teenagers you know who might want to read about some extraordinary women.' – Lian Bell, founder of Waking the Feminists

    'Rocking the System is historically accurate without feeling overly educational … The most crucial thing about Rocking the System is however, the books ability to shine the light on women who have been, for one reason or another, edited out of the larger story of Ireland’s history … Books like Rocking the System are so crucial; they pay homage to those who have gone before and prepare a new generation of women who will no doubt keep rocking that system for years to come.' – Ruth Concannon, Dublin City Libraries Reader in Residence

    Siobhán Parkinson was Ireland’s first ever Laureate na nÓg (Children’s Laureate). She has published more than 30 books for children and adults, in English and Irish, with publishers including Puffin, Hodder, O’Brien Press and Little Island Books. In 2010 she founded Little Island Books. She has won many awards and been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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    Description

    'There are politicians and artists, warriors and campaigners, creators and do-ers, rockers of cradles and non-mothers too in this book. All of them had to struggle, in one way or another, to achieve what they have achieved.'

    Twenty gutsy women who changed Ireland.

    What does Countess Markievicz have in common with Sonia O’Sullivan?

    How about Mary Robinson, Paula Meehan and Queen Medhbh?

    They are all Irish women who had to fight their way into history in the face of a system created by and for men.

    And they are all in this book!

    Praise

    'Essential reading for young history buffs.' – The Irish Times

    'This book is a MUST. Simply wondrous and inspiring!' – Mary Esther Judy, Children’s Bookseller

    'A brilliant and beautiful new book… Get copies for any teenagers you know who might want to read about some extraordinary women.' – Lian Bell, founder of Waking the Feminists

    'Rocking the System is historically accurate without feeling overly educational … The most crucial thing about Rocking the System is however, the books ability to shine the light on women who have been, for one reason or another, edited out of the larger story of Ireland’s history … Books like Rocking the System are so crucial; they pay homage to those who have gone before and prepare a new generation of women who will no doubt keep rocking that system for years to come.' – Ruth Concannon, Dublin City Libraries Reader in Residence

    About the Author

    Siobhán Parkinson

    Siobhán Parkinson was Ireland’s first ever Laureate na nÓg (Children’s Laureate). She has published more than 30 books for children and adults, in English and Irish, with publishers including Puffin, Hodder, O’Brien Press and Little Island Books. In 2010 she founded Little Island Books. She has won many awards and been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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