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Colman, Penny

Overview
Works: 37 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 11,460 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Composer
Classifications: HD6095, B
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Most widely held works by Penny Colman
Rosie the Riveter : women working on the home front in World War II by Penny Colman ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes how working conditions changed during World War II, when women held many different jobs
Corpses, coffins, and crypts : a history of burial by Penny Colman ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the burial process throughout the centuries and in different cultures
Girls : a history of growing up female in America by Penny Colman ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the history of growing up female in America as told by the girls themselves in journals, household manuals, letters, slave narratives, and other primary sources
Where the action was : women war correspondents in World War II by Penny Colman ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of women war correspondent in World War II and how they reported war news. Tells about flying bombing missions, taking photographs inside Buchenwald, stowing away on D-Day hospital ships, dodging bullets on Iwo Jima, and more. Margaret Bourke-White, Nellie Bly, Lee Miller, Martha Gellhorn, Virginia Cowles, Sonia Tomara, Toni Frissell, Dickey Chapelle and more are included
Thanksgiving : the true story by Penny Colman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the history and activities of the American holiday of Thanksgiving Day. Examines numerous competing claims for the first Thanksgiving, including the traditional story of the feast shared by the Pilgrims and Native Americans in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Paints a fascinating picture of the holiday and its changing meanings throughout American history
Toilets, bathtubs, sinks, and sewers : a history of the bathroom by Penny Colman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From outhouses and chamberpots to the original waste system on the space shuttle, this history of "going to the bathroom" provides history dating back to 1370 B.C., illustrations, and anecdotes
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony : a friendship that changed the world by Penny Colman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dual biography of the lives of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and the friendship that they formed. Together they challenged entrenched beliefs, customs, and laws that oppressed women and spearheaded the fight to gain legal rights, including the right to vote, despite fierce opposition, daunting conditions, scandalous entanglements, and betrayal by their friends and allies
Adventurous women : eight true stories about women who made a difference by Penny Colman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adventures of eight inspiring women of the twentieth century. Mary Gibson Henry risked her life following her passion for new botanical species. During the Civil War, Katharine Wormeley worked aboard hospital ships and helped to save the lives of many sick and wounded soldiers. With a promise and a dollar and a half, Mary McLeod Bethune opened a school for African American girls in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1904, at a time when schools were segregated. Award-winning author Penny Colman offers a compelling collection of true stories about eight women who were bold enough to confront obstacles and take risks in the pursuit of their goals. This is a book that celebrates the intelligence, fortitude, and courage of women
Madam C.J. Walker : building a business empire by Penny Colman ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the businesswoman who was born in poverty on a Louisiana plantation, founded her own hair care business, and made more money than any woman, black or white, had ever made before in America
A woman unafraid : the achievements of Frances Perkins by Penny Colman ( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt's secretary of labor, who became the first woman cabinet member and a pioneer in labor reform, establishing unemployment insurance, minimum wages, maximum hours, safety regulations, and social security
Mother Jones and the march of the mill children by Penny Colman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the life of an important labor leader includes the history of child labor and a description of the harsh conditions in American factories at the time
Fannie Lou Hamer and the fight for the vote by Penny Colman ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the civil rights activist who devoted her life to helping blacks register to vote and gain a national political voice
Breaking the chains : the crusade of Dorothea Lynde Dix by Penny Colman ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts Dorothea Dix's lifelong fight to improve the lives of others, such as her own family, the mentally ill, prisoners, the physically ill, and the retarded
Strike! : the bitter struggle of American workers from colonial times to the present by Penny Colman ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of labor from colonial times to the present
Spies! : women in the Civil War by Penny Colman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the lives of courageous women who served as spies for the North and South during the Civil War, including Belle "The Siren of the Shenandoah" Boyd, Elizabeth "Crazy Bet" Van Lew, and Harriet Tubman
Women in society by Penny Colman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an historical overview of the experiences of women in the United States, discussing their participation in various fields and profiling the lives of significant women
101 ways to do better in school by Penny Colman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dark closets and noises in the night by Penny Colman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Susan and Alex overcome their fears through creative problem solving
I never do anything bad by Penny Colman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A child compares her behavior with that of other children and tries to decide why it's better to do good things instead of bad
Hunger : report and recommendations of the New Jersey Commission on Hunger by New Jersey Commission on Hunger ( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Colman, Penelope Morgan
Morgan, Penelope Granger
Languages
English (54)
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