Nancy Pelosi is the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House—and she's done it twice. Learn how the most powerful woman in US politics is redefining leadership for future generations.
American politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever to serve in the US Congress. Learn about her young life, her work as an activist, and her career in the House of Representatives.
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning British monarch. Discover the engaging details of her life and how she brought the royal family into the twenty-first century.
A founder of the United States turned cultural phenomenon thanks to the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton helped create American democracy. Follow his story from orphaned immigrant to successful statesman.
Melissa Vivianne Jeffersion, known professionally as Lizzo, started singing and rapping at age 10 and performed with several musical groups in her hometowns of Houston and Minneapolis. With her strong lyrics, danceable beats, and positive message, she's become one of the biggest solo musicians in the world.
Appalled by government apathy regarding climate change, 15-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg started a protest in front of the her country's parliament building in August 2018. She criticized leaders for not doing enough to reduce carbon emissions and stood outside with the sign Skolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for the climate). Within months, Thunberg's strikes and blunt speeches to world leaders and all adults ignited a global movement, inspiring millions of people to take action worldwide.
Decades after her death, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo remains an icon for Chicanos as well as for the feminist and LGBTQ+ movements. Read about her life as an artist and political activist.