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Lessons in Herstory uses AR to bring to life forgotten stories of women, right on the pages of your history textbook. Scan any portrait of a man in your textbook and unlock a related story about an important woman.

Currently, Lessons In Herstory works with “A History of US: Liberty for All? 1820-1860, Book Five, 2005”. The app will soon expand to work with more textbooks. But don’t worry if you don’t have a textbook, you can still use the app with the photos available on www.lessonsinherstory.com

By putting a new lens on history, this app has the power to inspire the next generation through stories of powerful women.

What’s New

Version 1.12

Kamala Harris has now entered the pages of Herstory

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

graciegumdrops23 ,

LOVE this

This app is amazing and I am so glad to have found it because o had no idea how little we learn about historical women in school and this is also great because I love reading about women throughout history but a lot of the women in this app I have never heard of so it’s really great they these incredible people are getting even a little recognition 😄😄😄

woot woot 33 ,


As an African American woman I was grossly disappointed with this app. Except for one or two, every Black woman included in this app was a slave. While escaping slavery is a remarkable feat, it would be great if you included Black women who contributed to American society in over ways: ie doctors, politicians, activists, artists. It’s not super useful. I also wish you took the time to introduce girls to more women who aren’t in the history books. The big names are more likely to be there so why not include predominantly new names? If you don’t already have a Black person on your staff please get one ASAP. This app could be great but it’s severely lacking as it stands.

SpiritKaizen ,

Asian American herstory still invisible

There are almost no Asian women in this app. What about activists like Grace Lee Boggs or Yuri Kochiyama? Or scientists like Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu? Architects like Maya Lin? Political leaders like Patsy Tokemoto Mink? Or leaders for Asian migrant worker rights Sue Ko Lee or Ai-Jen Poo? How were Asian women impacted by the Page Act and Exclusion Acts? And by Japanese Internment? What are the stories of resistance and fighting back? Focusing on stories of heroism doesn’t always do a good job of understanding the forces that cause invisibility. If this app seeks to make women more visible in history / Herstory, it needs to reconsider how invisibilization happens, and how to tell the stories of resistance without falling into the easy tropes of what a hero / shero looks like.

App Privacy

The developer, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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