33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women's History: From Suffragettes to Skirt Lengths to the E.R.A by Tonya Bolden33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women's History: From Suffragettes to Skirt Lengths to the E.R.A by Tonya Bolden

33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women's History: From Suffragettes to Skirt Lengths to the E…

EditorTonya Bolden

Paperback | February 12, 2002

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Here’s the perfect book for anyone interested in learning more about girls and women in the United States from the 18th century to the present. Featuring contributions from a wide variety of women, including well-known nonfiction writers, a children’s librarian, historians, and many more, this latest addition to the 33 Things series provides an engaging, inspiring, informative look at the role women have played in shaping American history.
Tonya Bolden is the author of the children's book Through Loona's Door: A Tammy and Owen Adventure with Carte G. Woodson. Her books for teenagers include the novels Mama, I Want to Sing (co-authored with Vy Higginsen) and Just Family; the anthology Rites of Passage: Stories About Growing Up by Black Writers from Around the World...
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Title:33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women's History: From Suffragettes to Skirt Lengths to the E…Format:PaperbackPublished:February 12, 2002Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375811222

ISBN - 13:9780375811227

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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by Elizabeth JohnsonPast Is PrologueWhen the earth was createdyour ancestors gave respect to their ancestors.They knew where they came from,but do you?You can't really call yourself a girlwithout knowing what it really means to be a girl.Being a girl is having the strength and wisdom ofMary McLeod Bethune, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Rita Moreno.You're feminine-lessfor knowing less than you should aboutJane Addams, Sojourner Truth, Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Frieclan, and WilmaMankiller.You should know that Anna Mae Aquash was martyredfor fighting for the rightsshe knew her people deserved.And that Ming-Na has helped create a diverse Hollywood.And every published woman should know thatPhillis Wheatley was one of the first published women in the United States,and her words inspired George Washington.Oh, you know who Mr. Washington is.But the women who paved the way for you to bea doctor,a lawyer,a writer,an actress,or a journalist aren't a part of your everyday story.That's because you don't see the relevance of Gloria Steinem marching throughAmericafor woman's rights,you just see that you have rights.And you don't know why Dorothy Dandridge changed the movies, orwhy Marilyn Monroe was so beautiful.But you do know that JFK was a president loved by many,and that Lincoln was assassinated.You know the exact date Pearl Harbor was bombed.But you don't know the battles your mother,grandmother, and great-grand mother waged so you could live a better life.You can't go anywhere in this worldreallywithout knowing where you as a woman have been.To all the ferninine-lesses of the 21st century-With every HisStory is HerStory,find yours out before it's too late.