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Reading with Your Kids Podcast: International Women’s Day Special Episode Ft. Kathy MacMillan & Manuela Bernardi

She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World

Happy Women’s Day listeners!

To celebrate the international women’s day here at the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, Kathy MacMillan joins us to share a wonderful project that she has been working on with Manuela Bernardi, She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World

Manuela Bernardi and Kathy MacMillan first met almost twenty years ago, when they co-wrote Harry Potter fanfiction at Since then, They’ve critiqued each others’ work and supported each other through countless edits – all while living in different countries.

This nonfiction picture book highlights 14 women who stood up for what they believed in and incorporates actual recordings of their voices that readers can hear at the touch of a button. Researching and writing this book has been truly inspiring, as we had a chance to highlight inspiring figures such as Maya Angelou, Jane Goodall, Dolores Huerta, Abby Wambach, and Malala Yousafzai. 

She Spoke is available with an audio feature that allows readers to literally hear what they had to say.  Tune in to learn about these heroes and hear their inspiring words in their own voices at the touch of a button!


Learn more about Kathy MacMillan

Find her online at or on Twitter at @kathys_quill.

More about Manuela Bernardi

Manuela BarnardiManuela Bernardi is a film and TV writer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she was born and raised. She has collaborated on award-winning feature films and has written on shows for TV Globo, TBS, GNT, Multishow, and the History Channel. Her screenplay for the short film The Healing Tree won USC’s Peter Stark Special Project grant and went on to be selected for Cannes’ Short Film Corner. With a BA in journalism from PUC-Rio, Manuela got her MFA in writing for screen and television from USC in Los Angeles, which she attended on a Fulbright/CAPES scholarship.


More about “She Spoke”

She SpokeWhen the world tells you to stay quiet, do you listen, or do you speak up? In She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World, with the touch of a button readers can hear Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune, Dolores Huerta, Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Jane Goodall, Shirley Chisholm, Susan Shown Harjo, Hilary Rodham Clinton, Leymah Gbowee, Dr. Temple Grandin, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Tammy Duckworth, Dr. Joanne Liu, Abby Wambach, and Malala Yousafzai.

Through succinct profiles, stunning portraits by illustrator Kathrin Honesta, and the original voices of these women, She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World will inspire readers of all ages to share their own truths and change the world.


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In this episode, you’ll find out

  • What “She Spoke” is all about?
  • out of all the 14 women who rose their voices to change the world, which one inspired Kathy and Manuela the most?
  • How has writing this book changed Kathy and Manuela?
  • What does Kathy & Manuela hope readers will take away from this book?
  • What is Kathy and Manuela currently working on, a message they would like to share with our listeners and much more.


A big thank you to Kathy MacMillan and Manuela Bernardi for joining us and for sharing their wonderful, inspiring book with us!


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Have a stellar day!

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