Susan B. Anthony: Activistby Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
Covering noted historic and contemporary figures in the arts, business, sports, entertainment, politics, sciences, and social advocacy, among other fields, Women of Achievement profiles women who have made significant and influential contributions to their professions and to the world at large. Each book in the series gives students a complete overview of the subject's life, as well as insight into her professional and personal motivations, while also providing historical context to her achievements.
Gr 6 Up
Peppy writing makes up for the spare illustrations and lengthy boxed material in these volumes. The biographies of Clinton, Pelosi, and Stewart have the advantage of being up-to-date: Abrams includes Clinton's 2008 concession speech. Ray is, perhaps surprisingly, one of the strongest entries in this group, with extra quotes from food-and-lifestyle experts that explain her impact on American home life. Clear-eyed and balanced, these books don't hesitate to report the bad along with the good, and negative public opinion, where applicable, is noted. Copious source notes, bibliography, chronology, and further reading make these titles good jumping-off places for researchers.-Paula Willey, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD
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