Being Female in America
Feminist groups have worked hard over the past century to raise awareness about gender inequities. But many of today's enduring differences between the female and male experience are still not widely obvious. This series examines the gender-based biases ensconced in the American way of life and invites readers to form their own opinions. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|BISACS||JNF023000, JNF038100, JNF053140|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Being Female in America – School Library Connection
In this six-set series, each of the books follows the same format with reference aids at the end that include essential facts, glossary, additional resources, source notes, and index. In addition, each of the books includes discussion starters at the end of the chapter, captioned color photographs, and thought-provoking text boxes. Each title in the series addresses current issues related to being female in the United States—issues such as sexism in politics and in the media, sexism at work, male privilege, and the intersectionality of sex and race. A groundbreaking exploration of being female in the U.S. that will generate rich discussion and help students understand the historical context of women’s hard-fought pursuit of equal rights. Highly Recommended.
Being Female in America – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
The authors pull no punches when it comes to examining historical and contemporary forms of sexism in the United States. Each volume is steeped in statistics, research, and newsworthy anecdotes. Ingrained gender stereotypes and the differences between sexism and misogyny are explored, with insightful coverage given to gender-based violence, the objectification of girls, and the psychology behind both. Self-image and self-esteem are also thoroughly examined, as is the media’s role in proliferating unattainable ideals. Discussions on intersectionality and its necessity when evaluating the specific brand of prejudice aimed at women of color is often overlooked in books for this age group, but this series does an excellent job explaining and exploring the concept. An insightful and necessary purchase for teens.
Sexism and Race (Being Female in America) – Booklist
. . .cogently lays out the history of the intersections of race and gender and highlights the many inequalities women of color still face today. . . [and] provides readers with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the issues. Factoid-filled sidebars and discussion-fueling critical-thinking questions round out this timely, informative, and necessary volume.