The Story of Susan B. Anthony

The Story of Susan B. Anthony

by Susan Clinton, Ralph Canaday

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ea. vol: (Cornerstones of Freedom Series). CIP. Childrens. 1986. PLB $7.45. Gr 3-6 Related in clear, straightforward prose with relevant quotations and important facts, these books give more information than encyclopedia articles but are short enough not to intimidate. Clinton summarizes not only the important events in Susan B. Anthony's life and work but also the condition of women's lives at that time that led to her actions. As in all of these books, simplification is necessary to cover so much, but the basic facts are there. Canaday's realistic sketches have distracting muddy orange color areas added. In . . .the Battle of Bull Run, the important names and details of the battle are included. Lively black line and cross-hatch drawings with red highlights show the characters and the action. It's unfortunate that there are no maps. The Story of the Challenger Disaster begins with the launch and explosion. Kent then goes back to review salient points of the U.S. space program and previous U.S. and Soviet space disasters. Brief summaries of the lives of the Challenger crew and more information about Christa McAuliffe are included. Black-and-white photographs help bring the story to life. This is simpler and more concise than the Cohens' Heroes of the Challenger (Archway, 1986). Kent, in . . .Salem Witch Trials, does his best to depict the Puritan background of the witchcraft mania and the adolescent girls who began it, but it still may be confusing to young readers and there is not enough depth for older students. The realistic black-and-white sketches with green areas added do help depict the dress of the time. These volumes are too short for most book reports, but they do convey basic information on their subjects. Sylvia S. Marantz, Wellington School, Columbus, Ohio

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Scholastic Library Publishing
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Cornerstones of Freedom Series
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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