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Nonfiction Ages 9-13
Pages: 120
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 01/04/2008
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Their names may not be the most famous in Hollywood, but the ten women profiled here are among the most creative and respected directors in the world of film. This book joins the others in the acclaimed Women's Hall of Fame series by presenting ten international women whose stories will inspire young readers to consider their own potential. Included are Nell Shipman, the young Canadian who started her own production company in the silent movie days, Ida Lupino, the American actress who was the first woman to direct herself in a film, Deepa Mehta, who has brought Indian culture to Western screens, and Martha Coolidge and Patricia Rozema, whose films have created some of the most memorable modern female characters.

VOYA - February 1, 2009
"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."
CM Magazine - September 12, 2008
"Simoni captures both the playfulness and the perseverance of her subjects. This book will especially encourage and empower young girls and women who wish to break into filmmaking."
Canadian Children's Book News - April 1, 2008
"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."

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ALA Amelia Bloomer List  | 2009 | Commended

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