Sisters in Strength: American Women Who Made a Difference

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Macmillan, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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A highly-respected mother-daughter team honors eleven outstanding American women who have shaped history.

"I must admit I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings."
-Margaret Mead

Eleven American heroines come alive in these accessible biographies illustrated with vibrant paintings. While some crusaders, like Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart, were widely recognized during their time, others, like Emily Dickinson, were more celebrated after death. But no matter how these courageous women achieved their goals, they triumphed over adversity, made huge sacrifices, and held fast to their beliefs.

Told with graceful simplicity, these marvelous stories of passion, wisdom, and unyielding fortitude will encourage a new generation of readers to find role models in the pages of history.

Those included are: Pocahontas, Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Emily Dickinson, Clara Barton, Mary Cassatt, Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, and Margaret Mead.

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User Review  - jpons - LibraryThing

This book profiled ten women who made a big impact in America. The women that they book profiled are: Pocahontas, Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Mary Cassatt ... Read full review

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User Review  - marabie - LibraryThing

This amazing collection of stories about women who made a difference in America will move you. Not only does this book educate you but it shows you how hard women had it in the past. Many of these ... Read full review

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Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of several acclaimed books for children, including Anne Frank and Eve And Her Sisters: Women of the Old Testament. Ms. McDonough most recently published The Barbie Chronicles. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her family.

Malchah Zeldis is an internationally-known folk artist whose work has been shown in galleries all over the world. She is the illustrator of many children's books, including Anne Frank, and Martin Luther King. Ms. Zeldis lives in New York City.

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