Nomination: Nur Jahan of India

 Bridges, Shirin Yim. Nur Jahan of India. Illus. by Albert Nguyen. 2010. Unpaged. Goosebottom Books, $18.95 (9780984509850). Gr. 2-5. [jw]

Well educated, artistic and influential, Nur Jahan wrote poetry, commissioned architecture and co-signed royal edicts with her husband. Her leadership helped increase trade, arts patronage and wealth. In spite of limitations placed on women’s lives, she followed her passions and worked to improve conditions for other women.

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