Perfect for fans of I Dissent comes an inspirational and empowering account of the life of women's rights icon Gloria Steinem.
As a young girl, Gloria Steinem thought for herself and spoke her mind. She read many books by her favorite authors and imagined herself as the heroine of the story.
Gloria wished. She read. And imagined.
But Gloria grew up during a time when women were not encouraged, or even allowed, to do a lot of the things men could do: go to college, get a job, open a bank account, and more. There were restrictions that made it impossible for women to be independent or equal to men. So, Gloria set out to change that . . .
Gloria listened. She watched. And wrote.
Gloria believed. She marched. And dreamed.
From unconventional childhood, to Smith College, to Ms. magazine, to the women's liberation movement, to feminist iconGloria Takes a Stand brings to the page a spirited look at Gloria Steinem's influential life, energizing a new generation of feminists to stand up and demand equal rights for all people.
|Product dimensions:||9.60(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Jessica M. Rinker has a BA in social welfare from Bloomsburg University and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She's a freelance writer and the author of several award-winning essays, poems, and short stories. By listening to peoplereal or fictionaland telling their stories, Jess hopes to make change in the world just as Gloria has. She has three kids and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, also a children's author.
Daria Peoples-Riley makes children's books with a few inspirational words and a whole lot of colorful paint. She is a former 6th grade teacher who hopes to change the world one book at a time. She has also illustrated This Is It.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Writing a complete and compelling story in a picture book is a challenge to begin with, but trying to deliver an honest and interesting story of a person’s entire life? That is something else entirely. Yet, Jessica Rinker manages to not only give the reader a wonderful view of the feminist icon, Gloria Steinem, but also deftly illustrates the civil rights movement, the amazing activists who worked with her and who she learned from, and subtly offer a call to action in a time when it is much needed. I am amazed at how Rinker was able to compress so much in such (relatively) little space without it feeling that way at all. This book is a wonderful read, extremely informative, and inspiring (without pushing agenda). The illustrations are poignant and beautiful, making the story itself come to life on the page. This is a book all young people should read to understand that, yes, they CAN change the world...and I think that it doesn’t start (or stop) with the children. Do yourself a favor and read GLORIA TAKES A STAND...we can all learn something about ourselves and our world within the context of these pages.