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33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women's History: From Suffragettes to Skirt Lengths to the E.R.A. 1 Edition
Contributor(s): Bolden, Tonya (Editor)
ISBN: 0375811222     ISBN-13: 9780375811227
Publisher: Crown Pub
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: February 2002
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Annotation: Here's the perfect book for anyone interested in learning more about girls and women in the United States from the 18th century to the present. Featuring contributions from a wide variety of women, including well-known nonfiction writers, a children's librarian, historians, and many more, this latest addition to the 33 Things series provides an engaging, inspiring, informative look at the role women have played in shaping American history.
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Library of Congress Subjects:
Women; United States; History; Juvenile literature.
Feminism; United States; History; Juvenile literature.
Women's rights; United States; History; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 305.4/0973
LCCN: 2001047131
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 7.25" W x 0.75" (0.90 lbs) 240 pages
 
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Publisher Description:
Here' s the perfect book for anyone interested in learning more about girls and women in the United States from the 18th century to the present. Featuring contributions from a wide variety of women, including well-known nonfiction writers, a children' s librarian, historians, and many more, this latest addition to the 33 Things series provides an engaging, inspiring, informative look at the role women have played in shaping American history.

Contributor Bio(s): nya Bolden is the author of the children's book Through Loona's Door: A Tammy and Owen Adventure with Carte G. Woodson. Her books for teenagers include the novels Mama, I Want to Sing (co-authored with Vy Higginsen) and Just Family; the anthology Rites of Passage: Stories About Growing Up by Black Writers from Around the World; and a collection of biographies of ten epic women, And Not Afraid to Dare. Her books for grownups include The Book of African American Women: 150 Crusaders, Creators, and Uplifters . She is a native New Yorker.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2002 Fall)
This primer, which includes essays, poems, biographical blurbs, photos, and a play, guides readers through U.S. women's history--and explains why the women's movement still matters today. The most interesting pieces spotlight lesser-known trailblazers or track the evolution of a specific aspect of female culture. That much of the prose and poetry tends toward the serviceable hardly mutes this resounding battle cry. Glos., ind. Copyright 2002 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2002 #4)
This welcome primer employs essays, poems, quotations, fictional testimonials, biographical blurbs, photographs, artwork, and even a play to guide readers through U.S. women's history-and to explain why the women's movement matters today as much as it mattered in the past. Bolden begins with some famous feminist documents (Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"; Abigail Adams's letters to her husband, John) before introducing new voices. Many essayists integrate their private epiphanies with history lessons: a proud mom writes to her three athletic daughters about Title IX; a Generation X rock critic recounts discovering the girl groups of the 1950s and 1960s. The most interesting pieces spotlight lesser-known trailblazers, such as Iris Rivera, the "Rosa Parks of the coffee break," or track the evolution of a specific aspect of female culture, such as women's magazines. That much of the prose and poetry tends toward the serviceable hardly mutes this resounding battle cry. A glossary and an index are included. Copyright 2002 Horn Book Magazine Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2002 February #3)
The impressive, chronologically organized 33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women's History: From Suffragettes to Skirt Lengths to the E.R.A., edited by Tonya Bolden, begins with Abigail Adams's 1776 letter to her husband, "Remember the Ladies," proceeds through Charlotte Perkins Gilman's groundbreaking "The Yellow Wallpaper" (excerpted) and includes thoughtful reflections on other leading women, such as Patricia McKissack's fictional essay narrated by Charlotte Woodward (the only woman in attendance at the Seneca Falls convention still alive to exercise her right to vote). Period photographs, quotes, timelines, bios and varied typography give the volume an attractive, accessible feel. (Feb.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2002 April)
Gr 6 Up-In an impressive collection of articles, poems, diary entries, and fiction, Bolden builds a strong historical foundation about women's history. The opening poem, "Past Is Prologue," sets the tone: "You can't go anywhere in this world really without knowing where you as a woman have been." Abigail Adams's remarkable 1775 correspondence with her husband, in which she asserts the need for equality, follows: "-I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors." Thoughtful selections about the suffrage movement, the 1848 Women's Convention at Seneca Falls, men who are feminists, women's firsts, fashion trends, and rebels are also included. Wise quotations by women will find their way onto many bulletin boards and mirrors: "What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down" (Mary Pickford) and "I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself" (Rita Mae Brown). The tone throughout is positive and informative, empowering teens with neglected facts about and contributions of women to the history of the United States. With plentiful black-and-white illustrations and photos and an appealing format, this is a valuable book.-Lee Bock, Glenbrook Elementary School, Pulaski, WI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.