School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 3-5-- A formulaic biography about the life of the advocate of women's rights and the abolition of slavery. Stone's life and achievements are presented in a clear and concise manner. A bibliography gives the book credibility, and will assist students who wish to do more in-depth research. However, the pedestrian black-and-white illustrations do nothing to enhance this marginal presentation, and there is no index. A disappointing effort, especially since there is little else available on this most important historical figure. --April L. Judge, Thousand Oaks Library, CA
Mary Romano MarksThe latest entry in the Creative Minds Book series examines the life of Lucy Stone, a dedicated abolitionist and champion of women's rights who questioned unequal treatment of men and women in nineteenth-century America. Convinced that a good education would help her endeavors to change society, Stone overcame great odds to become the first Massachusetts woman to earn a college degree. McPherson traces Stone's unorthodox career as teacher, wife, newspaper editor, and public speaker, focusing on the development of her "revolutionary" beliefs and her valuable contributions to the women's suffrage movement. The introduction of such notable historical figures as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucy's sister-in-law, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman medical school graduate, enhances the solid yet readable account. A bibliography is appended.
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