Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)

by Sue Macy

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ISBN-13: 9781426328558
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 210,519
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

SUE MACY is the author of Bulls-Eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley; Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics; Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics; Play Like A Girl: A Celebration of Women in Sports; Winning Ways: A Photohistory of American Women in Sports; and A Whole New Ball Game: The Story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.  She brings a consciousness of the history of women in sport to the story of sharpshooter Annie Oakley and carries this mythic and historic figure gracefully into modern light.  She has won numerous awards and starred reviews for her books.  Winning Ways and A Whole New Ball Game were both named ALA Best Books for Young Adults and NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies.

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“Many a girl has come to her ruin through a spin on a country road.” – Charlotte Smith, Brooklyn Eagle, August 20, 1896
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Wheels of Change 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadingRoom More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to share with young and old alike, especially during Women's History Month. I had no idea how much the bicycle had to do with women's liberation. The writing in this book was thorough, yet brief enough to keep your interest and the photographs and illustrations were interesting and well presented. I recommend it as a resource for schools, churches, and homeschoolers. It was a great book.