Humanitarians

Humanitarians

by Carlotta Hacker
     
 

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Although farm labor leader Dolores Huerta has been honored with many awards, she is even more proud of the songs her people sing about her. Mexican Americans have written ballads about Dolores, telling how she has spent her life trying to improve the lives of others. Humanitarians chronicles the fascinating lives and achievements of dedicated female activists around…  See more details below

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Although farm labor leader Dolores Huerta has been honored with many awards, she is even more proud of the songs her people sing about her. Mexican Americans have written ballads about Dolores, telling how she has spent her life trying to improve the lives of others. Humanitarians chronicles the fascinating lives and achievements of dedicated female activists around the world. Inspiring photographs highlight key events and accomplishments in each woman's career while fascinating backgrounder boxes add interesting information about their particular time period covering such subjects as migrant farm workers, Braille, India, the independence of Mozambique, president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Great Depression, missionaries, and much more. The achievements of a dozen other distinguished women are briefly highlighted along with a glossary, an index, and a suggested reading list for further exploration.

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Gr 3-6-Brief biographies that focus on the accomplishments of these women. Humanitarians includes Princess Diana, Dolores Huerta, Helen Keller, Gra a Simbine Machel, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Mother Teresa. Medicine features Gerty Cori, Alice Hamilton, Elisabeth K bler-Ross, Maria Montessori, Anne Spoerry, and Helen Taussig. Each title includes black-and-white and full-color photographs as well as inserts that provide a time line of key events, family and professional background information, and quick facts about aspects of their work. Additional women are introduced in single paragraphs at the end. The appealing format is easy to read, especially for reluctant readers doing research. However, most of the information could be found in a standard encyclopedia. A secondary purchase at best.-Cheryl Cufari, Glencliff Elementary School, Niskayuna, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778700333
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Women in Profile Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.88(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile:
880L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 Years

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