• Illustrated By: Karen Patkau
  • Pages:24
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Themes:disability, women leaders, ableism, autism, deaf
  • Available:09/21/2021
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:1060L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:W

Around the world, people living with disabilities face barriers in the built environment, in employment and education, and in social attitudes and policies that can make it hard to live a full and satisfying life.

The ten women we meet in this book face physical and mental health challenges, some from birth and some who became disabled later in life. But they all share the determination to make the world a better place, not just for themselves but for those who will come after them. Their fields are as diverse as elite sport, neurosurgery, architecture, and environmental activism, and while some have devoted themselves to disability policy, others prefer to lead by example. In either case they have proved themselves to be unstoppable.

“An eclectic, accessible, and upbeat introduction to accomplished disabled women.”
– Kirkus Reviews
"Unstoppable: Women with Disabilities is an inspirational showcase of female role models, highly recommended for both school and public library children's collections."
– MBR: Children's Bookwatch
"These brief biographies, insightfully presented by an author with a physical disability herself, may motivate readers to do further research on these inspiring women."
Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award for English Nonfiction   | 2023  |  Short-listed
Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens, Spring 2022   | 2022  |  Commended