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Nonfiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 122
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 01/Apr/2008
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Women have been writing, producing and directing movies since filmmaking began in the early 1900s. From taming wild dogs to filming from the open door of a plane, women directors have done amazing things in the world of film.

Canadian Children's Book News
"Written in clear, simple language and peppered with quotations from each filmmaker, this book is the perfect inspiration for young filmmakers, as well as readers who simply want a behind-the-scenes look at the film industry."
VOYA
"The profiles...are revealing, inspiring, and insightful...Black-and-white photographs, informative sidebars, and lists of resources make this easy-to-read series appealing...The subjects of these books could serve as much needed role models for girls and boys alike."
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There is a wonderful multicultural emphasis in this text and Simoni stresses the perseverance and strength of each woman.
TeensReadToo
An entertaining and informative primer on women and movie-making.

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American Library Association Amelia Bloomer List of Best Feminist Books  | 2009 | Commended

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