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Women in government : politicians, lawmakers, law enforcers
James, Lesley.
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Publication Information:
Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2000.
Physical Description:
80 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Brief biographies of notable women who have contributed significantly to the fields of government and law, from Bella Abzug to Khaleda Zia.
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HQ1236 .J35 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Prepare to be inspired by women from all walks of life. This 10-book series spotlights the contributions of female achievers around the world and throughout history. Each volume profiles 150 extraordinary women in a specific area of interest. Sidebars provide personal observations and intriguing details. Timelines, resource guides, and indexes make finding facts easy. Even more useful is the cumulative master index, which lists all 1,500 women by volume number, nationality, chronological period, and awards won.

Author Notes

Lesley James of Kununurra won the State Library of Western Australia Prize for WA History, worth $6000 with her manuscript that centres on the history of the Munja Track. She shares this award with Ann Grylls of Trayning who wrote a manuscript about her personal story of a World War I nurse.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-10. Books in the Remarkable Women series present information on women who have made and are making a mark on history. Alphabetically arranged entries contain several paragraphs on each woman's career and accomplishments. Queens, presidents, activists, and empresses are among those included, with entries spanning history from the first century (Celtic Queen Boudicca) to the present (Hillary Clinton). Government presents children with more recognizable names: Creators features mostly painters, many of whom are not well known outside of the art world. Photographs and portraits are included with many of the entries and insets supplying brief historical background on the times during which the women lived. Because the focus is on the women's careers and not on their lives, the books will be best used as overviews. --Helen Rosenberg