Girlwonder: Every Girl's Guide to the Fantastic Feats, Cool Qualities, and Remarkable Abilities of Women and Girls

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Holly Hartman, Information Please
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 234 pages
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Did you ever wonder . . .

. . . who was the best all-around athlete of the twentieth century? (page 174) . . . how to deal with a crush? (page 126) . . . what important event happened on your birthdate? (pages 3 - 41) . . . if a woman has ever been a presidential candidate? (page 225) . . . how the bikini got its name? (page 116) . . . who were some great girl characters in literature? (page 75) . . . what were some of the best girl friendships of all time? (page 100) . . . when schools began to admit women?(page 211) . . . who the Olympian goddesses were and what they ruled? (page 87) . . . who was the model for the Statue of Liberty? (page 68)

Girlwonder answers all of these questions and more. A captivating collection of all things girl-related, this fun-filled and fact-packed guide highlights the great achievements, activities, and interests of women and girls around the world. It includes brilliant quotes from famous women, a calendar of girl-focused historical events, and the accomplishments of the best women in sports, science, politics, and the arts. It also features entertaining entries on fashion, friendship, love, romance, and body and mind.
Girlwonder celebrates the truly amazing, fascinating, wonderful world of girls.
 

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Contents

Calendar
3
American History
21
American Places
59
Books
71
Mythology
85
Friendship
95
Fashion
105
Love and Romance
125
Body and Mind
141
Sports
159
Science
175
Arts and Entertainment
193
Careers
209
Women Who Rule
225
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