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A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women
By Lynne Cheney
Illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser
Publisher Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

This is a book about a story that encompasses many stories. It is the story of how the role of women in the United States has been transformed. It is the story of how women gained equal rights and equal status with men. It is also the individual stories of women who moved the struggle for equality forward or who, by refusing to acknowledge they were less capable than men, made great strides in their fields of endeavor. You will probably never have heard of the many women included in these pages. L is for Julia Lathrop and those who have lifted others up -- Mother Cabrini, Henrietta Szold, Jane Addams, Harriet Tubman, and Grace Abbott.

Each woman's story is touched on briefly. More information can be found in the Notes section at the back of the book. The girl friendly illustrations perfectly suit this celebratory book. Although this book is very much a celebration of the past, it is also a celebration of future possibilities. "V is for Variety." "Who can count all the things girls can grow up to be?" Your daughter is sure to find a role model in this book.


A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women

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