A highly-respected mother-daughter team honors eleven outstanding American women who have shaped history.
"I must admit I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings."
Eleven American heroines come alive in these accessible biographies illustrated with vibrant paintings. While some crusaders, like Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart, were widely recognized during their time, others, like Emily Dickinson, were more celebrated after death. But no matter how these courageous women achieved their goals, they triumphed over adversity, made huge sacrifices, and held fast to their beliefs.
Told with graceful simplicity, these marvelous stories of passion, wisdom, and unyielding fortitude will encourage a new generation of readers to find role models in the pages of history.
Those included are: Pocahontas, Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Emily Dickinson, Clara Barton, Mary Cassatt, Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, and Margaret Mead.
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Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of several acclaimed books for children, including Anne Frank and Eve And Her Sisters: Women of the Old Testament. Ms. McDonough most recently published The Barbie Chronicles. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her family.
Malchah Zeldis is an internationally-known folk artist whose work has been shown in galleries all over the world. She is the illustrator of many children's books, including Anne Frank, and Martin Luther King. Ms. Zeldis lives in New York City.
McDonough (Eve and Her Sisters: Women of the Old Testament) shines the spotlight on 11 examples of girl power in this picture-book history volume. The life and key achievements of such influential figures as Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart and Margaret Mead are distilled into brief profiles that include some little-known facts and quotes from historical resources. Unfortunately, McDonough's uneven writing style and emphasis often give these respected women short shrift. The truncated, sketchy biographies contain too little information to serve as solid reference, and some passages are confusing. (For example, it's unclear that Minty and Harriet Tubman are the same person, and the number of Margaret Mead's husbands stands out more than her accomplishments.) Further detracting from the reading experience, the text and art make an uneasy pairing. Zeldis's full-page, folk-art-inspired portraits, rendered in bright acrylics, appear bulky and mask-like, creating a jarring contrast to the revered, very human subjects. For those eager to read more about these famous figures, a time line and bibliography are included. Ages 6-10. (Mar.)
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