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Hacker, Carlotta.
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Publication Information:
New York : Crabtree, [1999]

Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color), 2 maps ; 27 cm.
Traces the lives of six women who have devoted their lives to helping those in need, including Princess Diana, Dolores Huerta, Helen Keller, Graca Simbine Machel, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Mother Teresa.
Reading Level:
880 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.7 1.0 29858.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.5 4 Quiz: 17929 Guided reading level: P.

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HQ1123 .H24 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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In depth profiles of:*Dolores Huerta- farm labor leader*Helen Keller- activist for the blind*Gra#65533;a Simbine Machel- children's rights activist*Eleanor Roosevelt- social reformer*Mother Teresa- missionary nun*Diana, Princess of Wales- supporter of sick and disadvantaged*plus numerous brief profiles

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-6. The Women in Profile series looks at women leaders in a number of different fields. The books are slim, but they pack a great deal of information inside, providing six major profiles and 15 brief biographies of other outstanding women in the field. Humanitarians includes several-page looks at such famous individuals as Helen Keller and Mother Teresa, as well as such lesser-knowns as Dolores Huerta, a farm labor leader. Medicine includes Maria Montessori, Helen Taussig, and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, among others. The books avoid controversy and focus on achievement. For instance, no mention is made in the six-page section on Kubler-Ross that she writes about reincarnation. Some sidebars are called "Backgrounders"; others are called "Quick Notes," which gets a bit confusing. But generally the book design is clean, and black-and-white and color photos are included. See the Series Roundup in this issue for several other titles. --Ilene Cooper

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Brief biographies that focus on the accomplishments of these women. Humanitarians includes Princess Diana, Dolores Huerta, Helen Keller, Gra‡a Simbine Machel, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Mother Teresa. Medicine features Gerty Cori, Alice Hamilton, Elisabeth Kbler-Ross, Maria Montessori, Anne Spoerry, and Helen Taussig. Each title includes black-and-white and full-color photographs as well as inserts that provide a time line of key events, family and professional background information, and quick facts about aspects of their work. Additional women are introduced in single paragraphs at the end. The appealing format is easy to read, especially for reluctant readers doing research. However, most of the information could be found in a standard encyclopedia. A secondary purchase at best.-Cheryl Cufari, Glencliff Elementary School, Niskayuna, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.