First Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon Low by Ginger WadsworthFirst Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon Low by Ginger Wadsworth

First Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon Low

byGinger Wadsworth

Hardcover | February 6, 2012

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Juliette (Daisy) Gordon Low was a remarkable woman with ideas that were ahead of her time.&nbspShe witnessed&nbspimportant eras in U.S. history, from the Civil War and Reconstruction to westward expansion to post-World War I.&nbspAnd she&nbspmade history by founding the first national organization to bring&nbspgirls from all backgrounds into the out-of-doors.&nbspDaisy created controversy by encouraging&nbspthem to prepare not only for traditional homemaking but also for roles as professional women-in the arts, sciences, and business-and for active citizenship outside the home.&nbspHer&nbspgroup&nbspalso welcomed girls with disabilities at a time when they were usually excluded. Author's note, source notes, bibliography, timeline, places to visit, recipes, The Girl Scout Promise and Law, and&nbspsheet&nbspmusic&nbspfor the favorite scout song "Make New Friends."
Ginger Wadsworth still gets together with members of her childhood Girl Scout troup every year. She is the author of many nonfiction titles for young readers, and lives in Orinda, California. Visit her website at www.gingerwadsworth.com.
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Title:First Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon LowFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 8.75 × 0.8 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547243944

ISBN - 13:9780547243948

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Wadsworth captures Low's stubborn but charismatic spirit by blending facts and humorous sketches in this winning biography of a woman whose visions and ideas have helped shape the lives of girls around the world." - Horn Book "Unvarnished prose, plentiful images and vivid anecdotes set in historical perspective make this chronological account lively and accessible for middle-grade readers." - Kirkus Reviews "The attractive book design features chapter headings that look like Girl Scout badges, and most spreads include period photos or reproductions of primary-source documents. Exemplary nonfiction." - School Library Journal "In time for the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) comes this engaging biography about the woman who founded the organization." - Booklist "2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA, and a fresh, comprehensive biography of founder Juliette Gordon Low is most welcome." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "