Champions of Equality

Champions of Equality

by Laurie Lindop, Henry Holt & Co. Lib Twenty-First Century Books
     
 

Despite the strides women have made in virtually every arena, there is still a dearth of published materials for young people on their achievements. Each book in this series provides ten biographies of modern women who are making or have made a significant contribution to a particular field, such as politics, science, or athletics.

Including feminist leaders, a

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Despite the strides women have made in virtually every arena, there is still a dearth of published materials for young people on their achievements. Each book in this series provides ten biographies of modern women who are making or have made a significant contribution to a particular field, such as politics, science, or athletics.

Including feminist leaders, a children's rights activist, and a head of the NAACP among others, biographies in this volume are Margarethe Cammermeyer, Marian Wright Edelman, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Elizabeth Glaser, Dolores Huerta, Patricia Ireland, Maggie Kuhn, Wilma Mankiller, Vilma Martinez, and Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Barriers to professional jobs for women are crumbling; help clear away the rubble and open aspirational paths for the girls you teach. Laurie Lindop's "Dynamic Modern Women" series introduces eight champions of equality, among them are Elisabeth Glaser who helped establish the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the tireless crusader for children's rights, Marian Wright Edelman. Scientists and Doctors, another volume in the series, (ISBN: 0-8050-4166-4) features Nobel prize winners Rita Levi-Montalcini, discoverer of nerve growth factor, and Rosalyn Yalow, who developed a process to measure virtually any substance in the body.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6 UpThe women in this book have worked for, written about, spoken in support of, legislated, and fought for the rights of many and various groups of people. Profiles include Marian Wright Edelman, Elizabeth Glaser, Wilma Mankiller, Maggie Kuhn, Margarethe Cammermeyer, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Delores Huerta, Patricia Ireland, Vilma Martinez, and Eleanor Holmes Norton. Lindop typically includes an account of the subject's early years, insight into what shaped the individual's interests, a history of her activism, and a fairly thorough discussion of the issues surrounding her fight. By going beyond the standard biographical information into discussions of politics, history, and social issues, this valuable resource increases students' understanding of these individuals. Each profile is accompanied by a full-page, full-color photograph. Good for reports or to stimulate classroom discussion; great list for further reading.Rebecca O'Connell, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805041651
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
Dynamic Modern Women Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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