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She Takes a Stand

  • Livre Relié
  • 208 Nombre de pages
Informationen zum Autor Michael Elsohn Ross is an award-winning author of more than 40 books for children, including "A World of ... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor

Michael Elsohn Ross is an award-winning author of more than 40 books for children, including "A World of Her Own," "Salvador Dali and the Surrealists," "Sandbox Scientist," and "Snug as a Bug." He lives and works in Yosemite National Park.



Klappentext

Portraits of brave women from the late 1800s through today-role models who are passionate about important issues A source of inspiration for young women with strong social convictions, She Takes a Stand highlights 16 extraordinary women who have fought for human rights, civil rights, workers' rights, reproductive/sexual rights, and world peace. Among these are many who have been imprisoned, threatened, or suffered financial hardships for pursuing their missions to change the world for the better. Included are historic heroes such as anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells and suffragist Alice Paul, along with contemporary figures such as girls-education activist Malala Yousafzai; "Gulabi Gang" founder Sampat Pal Devi, who fights violence against Indian women; and SPARK executive director Dana Edell, who works to end the sexualization of women and girls in the media. Taking a multicultural, multinational perspective, She Takes a Stand spotlights brave women around the world with an emphasis on childhood details, motivations, and life turning points-in many cases gleaned from the author's original interviews-and includes related sidebars, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of organizations young women can explore to get involved in changing their world.





Auteur

Michael Elsohn Ross is an award-winning author of more than 40 books for children, including "A World of Her Own," "Salvador Dali and the Surrealists," "Sandbox Scientist," and "Snug as a Bug." He lives and works in Yosemite National Park.



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Portraits of brave women from the late 1800s through today-role models who are passionate about important issues A source of inspiration for young women with strong social convictions, She Takes a Stand highlights 16 extraordinary women who have fought for human rights, civil rights, workers' rights, reproductive/sexual rights, and world peace. Among these are many who have been imprisoned, threatened, or suffered financial hardships for pursuing their missions to change the world for the better. Included are historic heroes such as anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells and suffragist Alice Paul, along with contemporary figures such as girls-education activist Malala Yousafzai; "Gulabi Gang" founder Sampat Pal Devi, who fights violence against Indian women; and SPARK executive director Dana Edell, who works to end the sexualization of women and girls in the media. Taking a multicultural, multinational perspective, She Takes a Stand spotlights brave women around the world with an emphasis on childhood details, motivations, and life turning points-in many cases gleaned from the author's original interviews-and includes related sidebars, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of organizations young women can explore to get involved in changing their world.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: She Takes a Stand
Sous-titre: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World
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Code EAN: 9781613730263
ISBN: 978-1-61373-026-3
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Chicago Review Press
Genre: Ouvrages de référence
nombre de pages: 208
Poids: 368g
Taille: H226mm x B147mm x T22mm
Année: 2015