Vigdís - A book about the world´s first female president

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Vigdís Finnbogadóttir made history in 1980 when she became the world’s first woman to be democratically elected president. Her rise to Iceland’s highest office caused ripples throughout the nation and beyond, challenging the conservative ideas of older generations and inspiring girls and women to think big.

In this acclaimed picture book by Rán Flygenring, one of Iceland’s most celebrated illustrators, readers are invited to join a young and imaginative writer-in-the-making, who pays an unforgettable visit to Vigdís on a mission to write the president’s life story. The book received the Reykjavík Children’s Book Award and was selected as the booksellers’ favorite tile as well.

Vigdís. A Book About the World’s First Female President, Rán Flygenring, 2022
Hardcover, 210 x 280 mm
48 pages