Ms. Gloria Steinem: A Life

Ms. Gloria Steinem: A Life

by Winifred Conkling
Ms. Gloria Steinem: A Life

Ms. Gloria Steinem: A Life

by Winifred Conkling


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Throughout the years, Gloria Steinem is perhaps the single-most iconic figure associated with women's rights, her name practically synonymous with the word "feminism."

Documenting everything from her boundary-pushing journalistic career to the foundation of Ms. magazine to being awarded the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom, Winifred Conkling's Ms. Gloria Steinem: A Life is a meticulously researched YA biography that is sure to satisfy even the most voracious of aspiring glass-ceiling smashers.

Gloria Steinem was no stranger to injustice even from a young age.

Her mother, Ruth, having suffered a nervous breakdown at only 34, spent much of Gloria's childhood in and out of mental health facilities. And when Gloria was only 10 years old, her father divorced her mother and left for California, unable to bear the stress of caring for Ruth any longer.

Gloria never blamed her mother for being unable to hold down a job to support them both after that, but rather blamed society's intrinsic hostility toward women, and working women in particular. This was the spark that lit a fire in her that would burn for decades, and continues to burn brightly today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250244574
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication date: 06/30/2020
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Winifred Conkling is a freelance writer specializing in history and health and consumer topics. Her articles have appeared in a number of national magazines including American Health, McCall’s, Consumer Reports, and Reader’s Digest. Winifred lives in northern Virginia with her husband, three children, a dog, two rats, a horse, and quite a few squirrels and chipmunks in the backyard. She is the author of more than 30 nonfiction books, including Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from Slavery; Radioactive!: How Irène Curie & Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World; and Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Almost 1

Chapter 2 An Untraditional Childhood 7

Chapter 3 On Their Own 21

Chapter 4 Senior Year 32

Chapter 5 Smith 38

Chapter 6 Abortion 47

Chapter 7 India 52

Chapter 8 The Cia Connection 61

Chapter 9 Leo's Death 70

Chapter 10 Freelance Writer 76

Chapter 11 Bunny 82

Chapter 12 Outsider 90

Chapter 13 Columnist 97

Chapter 14 United Farm Workers 104

Chapter 15 Feminist Awakening 112

Chapter 16 Finding Her Voice 122

Chapter 17 Feminist Feud 133

Chapter 18 The National Women's Political Caucus 143

Chapter 19 The Equal Rights Amendment 152

Chapter 20 Preview 159

Chapter 21 Ms. 167

Chapter 22 Advertising 173

Chapter 23 Cia Backlash 180

Chapter 24 Houston 188

Chapter 25 Outspoken 199

Chapter 26 Status Changes 204

Chapter 27 Goodbye, Ruth 211

Chapter 28 Outrageous 217

Chapter 29 Cancer 231

Chapter 30 Selling and Buying Ms. 238

Chapter 31 Reflection and Revolution 243

Chapter 32 Aging 251

Chapter 33 Marriage 258

Chapter 34 Beyond 264

Box: The Ms. Foundation 273

Timeline of Gloria Steinem's Life 275

Timeline of American Feminism 279

Box: Partners in Justice 287

Who's Who: A Page from Gloria Steinem's Scrapbook 289

Bibliography 293

Source Notes 295

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