Women's Lives in History

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Women have made a difference in every field of human endeavor. They have written time-honored stories, designed trendsetting fashions, made astonishing scientific discoveries, and added strong voices to the world of politics and government. Women's Lives in History introduces readers to dozens of these remarkable people using compelling text, vivid photographs, and extensive back matter. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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Women's Lives in History (8 titles)
Women in Arts and Entertainment
Women in Business
Women in Fashion
Women in Literature
Women in Politics and Government
Women in Science
Women in Sports
Women in War
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Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
BISACS JNF007120, JNF006000, JNF010000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Music, Social Studies
Copyright 2017
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2016-08-15
ISBN 9781680782882, 9781680774825
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 9.75 x 8.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events
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Women in Arts and Entertainment (Women's Lives in History) – Booklist

This entry in the Women’s Lives in History series pinpoints the accomplishments of a number of women in multiple artistic fields. It is particularly up-to-date: the “Women in Theater” section gives a nod to Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, who won Tony Awards just last spring for Fun Home. The goal here is to showcase as many women as possible, so biographical information is limited. . . . The drive-by pace makes this most effective as a springboard for younger readers, but the sheer variety of women presented will provide them with many directions in which to jump.

Women's Lives in History – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

. . . This is an engaging look at women’s participation and advancement in a variety of fields. Each title opens with a chapter on a contemporary woman who exemplifies power and status in the book’s subject field, followed by roughly chronological chapters about women who refused to accept societal limits and made significant contributions in each area—and who, in achieving their own successes, also changed the lives of countless women who followed. . . . Photos, paragraph-length inserts about trends and people, and longer biographical sketches of the early, iconic pioneers in each area enhance the texts. This set could be used for reports and will inspire students looking for role models. Recommended for all teen collections.