Edited by Tonya Bolden
| From the book back |
SURE, THERE’S LOTS OF STUFF OUT THERE ABOUT EMPOWERING GIRLS, but how’s a girl supposed to know where to start if she wants to empower herself? Well, one perfect place is at the very beginning: with history, or “herstory,” depending on who you ask.
For instance, if you never knew that there was once an organization whose sole purpose was to PREVENT women from getting the VOTE, why would you even think about how important is it to exercise your right? Until you understand that girls once weren’t ALLOWED to go to SCHOOL, how can you appreciate the opportunity to grow and enrich your mind every day? . . . .
Ready to learn more about the efforts that have been made on your behalf? Want to meet some of the countless women who played a role in where you are? Then step inside 33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women’s History and get empowered. Knowledge: it’s the ultimate girl power.
- E. Susan Barber, historian and educator (women’s history and women’s studies)
- Ilene “Gingy” Beckerman, author and illustrator
- Ann Decker, graphic artist and illustrator
- Roberta W. Francis, chair of the E.R.A. Task Force of the National Council of Women’s Organizations
- Nancy Gruver, founder of the New Moon® phenomenon (www.newmoon.org)
- Suheir Hammad, poet, journalist, and prose-ist
- Magee Hickey, broadcast journalist
- Coline Jenkins-Sahlin, president of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust
- Kathleen Krull, chronicler of extraordinary lives (www.kathleenkrull.com)
- Sue Macy, author, editor, and publishing consultant
- Patricia C. McKissack, author of more than 75 books for children and young adults
- Kathleen Odean, lecturer and author of the “Great Books” series
- Ann Powers, music maven
- Judy Dothard Simmons, poet and journalist
- Marsha Weinstein, co-founder and chair of the board of directors of Youthbuild Louisville and former executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Women
Age 10-up | 240 pages
Paperback | Crown | 2002 | ISBN: 0375811222