Monday, April 13, 2015

Nonfiction Monday - Remember the Ladies

Is this Women's History Month?
If not it should be.  In fact, every month should be women's history month because our history blends with all the men's history in the history books.

Harness, Cheryl. Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.
            (Collective Biography grades 3-5)  

My first reaction to this book was being blown away by all the illustrations, done by the author and carefully inserted into the text, which so accurately portray important women in the history of the United States.

           Written in an informal, storytelling style, Harness includes Native Americans (Sarah Winnemucca), African Americans (Ida Bell Wells-Barnett), and Hispanic (Antonia Novello) and intersperses her short biographies with paragraphs of historical events (bicycles in the 1890s/ the Great War ending in 1918).  (I happen to be related to number ten – Margaret Corbin.) 

Eight pages of back matter extend the information and adds more. 
A wonderful book to spend hours pouring over for information, and incidentally, the changes in fashions of dress.

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