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Nonfiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 128
Themes: activists, feminists, social justice
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 15/Apr/2013
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This collection of biographies features ten women reformers from around the world who have made a difference in the realms of politics, social equality, disability and women's rights. Included are abolitionist Sojourner Truth, South Africa's anti-apartheid activist Ruth First and America's feminist leader Gloria Steinem. Also included are Michelle Douglas, a campaigner for lesbian and gay rights, and Temple Grandin, advocate for the rights of animals and a woman who has revolutionized the way the world looks at people with autism.

The collection is rounded out with the stories of France's Olympe de Gouges, India's Sarojini Naidu, the United States' Zainab Salbi, and Canada's Leilani Muir and Shannen Koostachin.

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"Though, at times, the language and phrasing is geared toward younger readers, the descriptions of these fascinating women will appeal to our high school-aged readerss as well...A solid addition to the series."


CCBC Best Books  | 2013 | Commended
Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year  | 2014 | Commended

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