In a world looking for heroes, She Takes a Stand offers a closer look at the game-changing decisions and bold actions of women and girls around the world working to improve their personal situations and the lives of others. This inspiring collection of short biographies features the stories of sixteen extraordinary figures past and present who have dedicated their lives to fighting for human rights, civil rights, workers' rights, reproductive rights, and world peace. Budding activists will be inspired by antilynching crusader and writer Ida B. Wells; girls-education activist Malala Yousafzai; Gulabi Gang founder Sampat Pal Devi, who fights violence against Indian women; Dana Edell, who works to end the sexualization of girls in the media; and many others. Each profile includes related sidebars, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of activist organizations readers can explore in person or online. She Takes a Stand is an essential resource for any young person passionate about making a difference. Book jacket.