Leading the Way: Women in Power

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ISBN-10: 1536208469
ISBN-13: 9781536208467
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Leading the Way: Women in Power

authors: Janet Howell; Theresa Howell
illustrators: Alexandra Bye; Kylie Akia

Meet some of the most influential leaders in America, including Jeannette Rankin, who, in 1916, became the first woman elected to Congress; Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress; Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court; and Bella Abzug, who famously declared, “This woman’s place is in the House . . . the House of Representatives!” This engaging and wide-ranging collection of biographies highlights the actions, struggles, and accomplishments of more than fifty of the most influential leaders in American political history — leaders who have stood up, blazed trails, and led the way.

Features:
Bella Abzug
Abigail Adams
Madeleine Albright
Tammy Baldwin
Mary McLeod Bethune
Hattie Wyatt Caraway
Soledad Chávez Chacón
Shirley Chisholm
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Elizabeth Dole
Tammy Duckworth
Crystal Bird Fauset
Dianne Feinstein
Geraldine Ferraro
Betty Ford
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ella T. Grasso
Nikki Haley
Fannie Lou Hamer
Kamala Harris
Patricia Roberts Harris
Carla Hayden
Mazie Hirono
Diane Humetewa
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Barbara Jordan
Clare Boothe Luce
Wilma Mankiller
Susana Martinez
Patsy Takemoto Mink
Carol Moseley Braun
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Sandra Day O’Connor
Nancy Pelosi
Frances Perkins
Jeannette Rankin
Condoleezza Rice
Eleanor Roosevelt
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Nellie Tayloe Ross
Susanna Madora Salter
Lottie Shackelford
Margaret Chase Smith
Sonia Sotomayor
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Mary Church Terrell
Elizabeth Warren
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Edith Wilson
Victoria Woodhull

In this engaging and highly accessible compendium for young readers and aspiring power brokers, Virginia Senator Janet Howell and her daughter-in-law Theresa Howell spotlight the careers of fifty American women in politics — and inspire readers to make a difference. With foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$24.99 / $34.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536208469 /  9781536208467
on sale date:
10/2019
type/format:
Illustrated Middle-grade Non-Fiction / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
144 / 9 7/16" x 10 13/16"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
 
subjects:
Girls & Women; People & Places; Social Science;
author’s comments:
Senator Janet Howell has been a Virginia state senator since 1992. She is second in seniority in the state senate and the longest-serving female Virginia legislator. Credited with major legal reforms, she was also the first woman to serve on the powerful Senate Finance Committee and the first and only woman so far to be appointed as a senate budget conferee. A civil rights worker in college and a longtime community leader, she has been honored with many awards, including a Child Health Advocate Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband Hunt.

Theresa Howell is the coauthor of the award-winning Maybe Something Beautiful with F. Isabel Campoy, illustrated by Rafael López. She is also the author of the picture book series Scout Moore, Junior Ranger. She lives in Colorado with her two daughters and husband, Brian.
illustrator’s comments:
Kylie Akia is a digital illustrator and painter. Her work creates a narrative of juxtaposition through the use of color, subject, and content. Leading the Way: Women in Power is her picture book debut. Kylie Akia lives in Chicago.

Alexandra Bye is an illustrator specializing in fun, colorful illustrations for a variety of media, such as editorial and children’s publications. She lives in New Hampshire, where she enjoys backpacking, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking with her dog.
 
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