100 American Women Who Shaped American History


Meet some incredible women. Learn how they dedicated their talent; expended their effort; sacrificed their comfort and ease; and made a life-long commitment to make a positive contribution to life in America. The book includes descriptions of the women, as well as pictures, timelines, maps, a trivia quiz, and an index to reinforce as well as present the information in a unique way.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The sketches are informative, descriptive, and to the point. It is a handy quick-reference book.

Content Awareness Factors:

There are no literary shortcomings in this book. However, for the reader who might want to learn more about one or other of the heroines, a source for more information would have been helpful.

Young Reader Reaction

The text is informative, laid out in an organized format, and written in language that is easy for young adults to understand. This book has a very inspiring theme: women are just as capable and powerful as men. This book helps people of modern societies not only appreciate the contributions made by women but also appreciate what they have helped bring to our lives today, such as the right to vote, the arts, color equality, and so on. It also helps us gain more knowledge of our history. This book is geared mostly toward young adults of 9 to 13, and would be valuable in classrooms as well as at home. Deborah Felder has masterfully combined knowledge and inspiration into this book.

Parent Reaction

The selection of the heroines is all-inclusive, be they politicians, artists, doctors, scientists, astronauts, athletes, journalists or poets, all fields of human endeavor are represented.

Type of Book:
This is a compilation of biographies.
Educational Themes:

The sketches of prominent women and their success in life can be used in a myriad of ways in the classroom, Sunday school, athletic field, counselor’s office to help build the self-esteem and confidence of pre-adolescent and adolescent girls.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 to 13
Age of child:
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Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! Put a copy in your 10-year-old's Christmas stocking. And make sure there are 2 or 3 copies at your child's middle school.

Title 100 American Women Who Shaped American History
Author Deborah G. Felder
Publisher Bluewood Books © 2005
ISBN 0912517557
Material Paperback
Genres Biography, History, Anthology
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