33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women's History: From Suffragettes to Skirt Lengths to the E.R.A.

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.

"Period photographs, quotes, timelines, bios and varied typography give the volume an attractive, accessible feel." -- Publisher's Weekly

For more books for children and teens about US women's history, visit A Mighty Girl's Women's History section.

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Did you know that as recently as 1972, male employees could legally be paid twice as much as females for doing the same job? Or that in the 1992 edition of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, only 5.5 percent of the quoted lines were written by women? It's easy now to be complacent about such rights as voting, equal pay for men and women, education, even speaking. But it wasn't so long ago that women were fighting--sometimes with their lives--for these rights. And, as this rabble-rousing collection of essays, poems, drama, photos, illustrations, and stories reveals, the many "firsts" in history (or "herstory") are entirely relevant to the lives of girls and women today.

Gathered by Tonya Bolden, editor of 33 Things Every Girl Should Know and Hands On! 33 More Things Every Girl Should Know, the exuberant voices in this volume encourage young women to empower themselves with knowledge ("it's the ultimate girl power"). Girls will learn about "Beauty" "Why Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) Still Rules," and how "Title IX Helped Level the Playing Field," by a diverse group of well-known and less familiar authors, including Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Patricia C. McKissack, Abigail Adams, and Ophira Edut. -- Emilie Coulter

Details

Recommended Age 8 - 15
Author Tonya Bolden
ISBN 0375811222
Publication Date Feb 12, 2002
Publisher Crown Books for Young Readers
Language English