Synopses & Reviews
Heres the perfect book for anyone interested in learning more about girls and women in the United States from the 18th century to the present. Featuring contributions from a wide variety of women, including well-known nonfiction writers, a childrens librarian, historians, and many more, this latest addition to the 33 Things series provides an engaging, inspiring, informative look at the role women have played in shaping American history.
"Impressive....Period photographs, quotes, timelines, bios and varied typography give the volume an attractive, accessible feel." Publishers Weekly
"Bolden...provid[es] a cornucopia of information, some of which will surprise readers....This is a very strong, highly readable offering that gives context to the feminist movement and demystifies that controversial term." Ilene Cooper, Booklist
"In an impressive collection of articles, poems, diary entries, and fiction, Bolden builds a strong historical foundation about women's history....With plentiful black-and-white illustrations and photos and an appealing format, this is a valuable book." School Library Journal
Featuring contributions from a wide variety of women, including well-known nonfiction writers, a children's librarian, historians, and many more, this latest addition to the 33 Things series provides an engaging, inspiring, informative look at the role women have played in shaping American history.
Uses poems, essays, letters, photographs and more to present the actions and achievements of women in the United States, from its beginnings up through the twentieth century.
About the Author
Tonya Bolden is the author of the children's book Through Loona's Door: A Tammy and Owen Adventure with Carte G. Woodson. Her books for teenagers include the novels Mama, I Want to Sing (co-authored with Vy Higginsen) and Just Family; the anthology Rites of Passage: Stories About Growing Up by Black Writers from Around the World; and a collection of biographies of ten epic women, And Not Afraid to Dare. Her books for grownups include The Book of African American Women: 150 Crusaders, Creators, and Uplifters . She is a native New Yorker.