Synopses & Reviews
Amelia Bloomer, who does not behave the way 19th-century society says a proper lady should, introduces pantaloons to American women. Full-color illustrations.
2000 Publishers Weekly Flying Start AwardWould you DARE to bare your underwear? If you like CLOTHES and people with the courage to SKIRT conventions and address injustice then Amelia Bloomer and her unFITTING ideas will charm the PANTS off you Amelia Bloomer
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Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books
, a rebellious reformer and early women's rights activist, invented bloomers (baggy pantaloons worn with a short skirt over them), thus liberating women from the dangerous and oppressive clothing of the mid-nineteenth century. Here is her story, told in buoyant, witty text and beautiful, high styled-illustrations."