They Led the Way

They Led the Way

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by Johanna Johnston, Deanne Hollinger
     
 

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The deeply important stories of fourteen American women who fought to change the world

The battle for equal rights began hundreds of years ago and there were many strong, influential women who fought hard for their freedom and for the freedom of others. Here are the stories of fourteen women who stood up for what they believed in. From Emma Willard, who

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The deeply important stories of fourteen American women who fought to change the world

The battle for equal rights began hundreds of years ago and there were many strong, influential women who fought hard for their freedom and for the freedom of others. Here are the stories of fourteen women who stood up for what they believed in. From Emma Willard, who started the first college for women, and Abigail Adams, who believed that women should have the same rights as men, to Harriet Beecher Stowe, who wrote a book that helped to abolish slavery, these are the inspiring stories of women who changed a nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142400579
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
02/09/2004
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
747,938
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Joanna Johnston wrote books that often dealt with the achievements of women and of blacks, among them Together in America: The Story of Two Races and One Nation; A Special Bravery; and Paul Cuffee: America's First Black Captain. Her book Thomas Jefferson, His Many Talents won the Thomas Alva Edison Award for Excellence in 1962. She also worked as a staff writer for CBS Radio and Television in New York City, where she died in 1982. She had one daughter, Abigail.

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