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For the rebel in every girl's heart, this series presents the achievements of extraordinary, relevant, and inspiring women throughout history. Through quotes, narratives, photographs, illustrations, and fact-filled side-bars, each book tells the story of twelve bold and courageous women.

When the world told them to stay put, these twelve adventurers took to the skies, slopes, and seas. From the daring aviator Amelia Earhart to the relentless photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, these brave women will dare you to follow your dreams. Featured adventurers include Gudridur Thorbjarnarsdottir (Viking traveler), Susan Butcher (dog sled racer), Kit DesLauriers (skier), Valentina Tereshkova (astronaut), Bessie Coleman (pilot), Janet Guthrie (racecar driver), Sophie Blanchard (balloonist), Nellie Bly (journalist), Gertrude Ederle (English Channel swimmer), and Dr. Diana Hoff (Atlantic Ocean rower).

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Rebel in a Dress Is an Innovative New Series by the Bestselling Author of Grossology and Caldecott Honor Illustrator!

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The twelve women in this book went beyond what was expected of them. They didn’t say “I can’t do that. I’m a girl.” They did it, even if it was unacceptable for a lady of those times.

From the famous aviator Amelia Earhart to the relentless photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, these adventurers will dare you to follow your dreams. Also included are Gudridur Thorbjarnarsdottir (Viking Traveler), Susan Butcher (Dog Sled Racer), Kit DesLauriers (Skier), Valentina Tereshkova (Astronaut), Bessie Coleman (Pilot), Janet Guthrie (Racecar Driver), Sophie Blanchard (Balloonist), Nellie Bly (Journalist), Gertrude Ederle (English Channel Swimmer), and Dr. Diana Hoff (Atlantic Ocean Rower).

They are not just amazing women, they are remarkable human beings!

About the Author

Sylvia Branzei has written five books in the international bestselling Grossology series. She is the author of the Ickstory series and co-author of Dinosaur Store, Outer Space Place, and “The Soap Opera” Science on Stage Anthology. She has also written articles for many educational magazines. Sylvia lives in Southern Oregon with her husband, Byron Velasquez, Sox Dog, and Buster Cat. Please visit her at branzei.com/syl.

Melissa Sweet illustrated the Caldecott Honor book A River of Words and more than 40 other books. Melissa lives in Rockport, Maine. Please visit her at melissasweet.net.

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Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com)
The new Rebel in a Dress series by Sylvia Branzei succeeds in showcasing women who have broken the boundaries of their times to achieve what they wanted. Illustrations by Melissa Sweet and historic photographs make each woman featured come alive in just a few pages.

I read two titles in the series: one that focuses on Cowgirls and the other about Adventurers. Biographical information is mixed with quotes from the women and those who knew them as well as notes about other events going on in the world at the time. I found it fascinating to discover that a Russian cosmonaut was the first woman in space in 1963. The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, didn’t go up until decades later. Tillie Baldwin created a stir when she wore bloomers instead of a skirt to compete in the rodeo in 1912.

Besides being interesting to read, Rebel in a Dress is a compelling look at how conventions and expectations for women have changed over the years. It seems laughable now to see that women were not allowed to be pilots in the U.S. in the early 1900s, but norms such as this severely affected the lives of women at the time. At a time when girls are mostly told that they can do and be anything they want, it’s informative for them to know just how far society has come for that message to get across.

Rebel in a Dress books would make good selections for mother-daughter book clubs with girls aged 8 and older.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780762436965
Author:
Branzei, Sylvia
Publisher:
Running Press Kids
Illustrator:
Sweet, Melissa
Author:
Sweet, Melissa
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Women
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Flexibound
Series:
Rebel in a Dress
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 6.25 in
Age Level:
08-12

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The twelve women in this book went beyond what was expected of them. They didn’t say “I can’t do that. I’m a girl.” They did it, even if it was unacceptable for a lady of those times.

From the famous aviator Amelia Earhart to the relentless photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, these adventurers will dare you to follow your dreams. Also included are Gudridur Thorbjarnarsdottir (Viking Traveler), Susan Butcher (Dog Sled Racer), Kit DesLauriers (Skier), Valentina Tereshkova (Astronaut), Bessie Coleman (Pilot), Janet Guthrie (Racecar Driver), Sophie Blanchard (Balloonist), Nellie Bly (Journalist), Gertrude Ederle (English Channel Swimmer), and Dr. Diana Hoff (Atlantic Ocean Rower).

They are not just amazing women, they are remarkable human beings!

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