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Extraordinary women in politics
Gulotta, Charles.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Presents biographical sketches of women who have been influential in the world's political arenas throughout history.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.1 10.0 41781.

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HQ1236 .G85 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Each title in this series is a collection of about 60 short, easy-to-read biographies designed to acquaint children with the accomplishments of extraordinary people. Famous and not-so-famous women and men are recognized for their achievements in education, politics, science, medicine, exploration, music, literature, and sports. Includes index.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-9. Beginning in the ancient world with Cleopatra, Gulotta profiles 55 extraordinary women who directly affected public policy, opened political doors for other women, or brought about positive political changes. The women were selected because their achievements were notable, given the time period or place, because they were the first of their sex to serve in a particular position, or because they served long and well. The majority of women are contemporary leaders from the U.S., although Gulotta has included leaders from South and Central America, the Philippines, Europe, and Asia. Each profile, which is accompanied by at least one black-and-white portrait or casual photo, focuses on the political achievements, which were, in some cases, accomplished in spite of personal tragedy, professional obstacles, or overwhelming odds against success. Gulotta also includes three essays that address women's suffrage around the world, the phenomenal success of women elected to office in the U.S. in 1992, and women's current political involvement by continent. A good introduction to a topic seldom addressed in books for young teens. Important dates, organizations, online sites, and a list of further readings are appended. --Karen Hutt

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-This series title profiles 55 women who have been active in politics or influential in the political climate of their times. Spanning history from 69 B.C.E. to the present, the chronological coverage is international and multicultural, though women from the U.S. make up more than half of the entries. Those included range from the predictable (Cleopatra, Sojourner Truth, Hillary Rodham Clinton) to less generally familiar figures (Tz'u-hsi, Aleksandra Kollontai, Eugenia Charles). While many of them are associated with scandal or at least controversy, these elements are not stressed; the focus is on achievement. Each section summarizes family background, education, and significant personal and professional milestones. At least one black-and-white portrait or photo accompanies every entry. The book also offers lists of significant dates, organizations and Web sites. An appropriate supplemental resource for reports.-Starr E. Smith, Marymount University Library, Arlington, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.