A woman in the House (and Senate) : how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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A woman in the House (and Senate) : how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country

Author: Ilene Cooper; Elizabeth Baddeley; Olympia J Snowe; Abrams Books for Young Readers,
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
For the first 128 years of our country's history, not a single woman served in the United States Senate or House of Representatives. All of that changed, however, in November 1916, when Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress -- even before the Nineteenth Amendment gave women across the U.S. the right to vote. Beginning with the women's suffrage movement and going all the way through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile books
Literature
History
Juvenile works
1040L
Littérature
Juvenile literature
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ilene Cooper; Elizabeth Baddeley; Olympia J Snowe; Abrams Books for Young Readers,
ISBN: 9781419710360 1419710362
OCLC Number: 854541600
Awards: American Library Association Amelia Bloomer Project, 2015.
Target Audience: 1040L; Sentence length: 5 (very hard); Word frequency: 2 (easy)
Description: ix, 134 pages : illustrations (some in color), portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: "Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less" --
Number one --
Next up --
Flash and crash, 1920-1930 --
Widows (mostly) --
... and daughters --
Hard times: Depression, war, and the Red Menace, 1931-1953 --
The women of Arkansas --
Stars! --
Settling down and stirring things up, 1954-1963 --
Carrying the banner --
Missouri and Michigan --
"A change is gonna come," 1964-1979 --
A different kind of pioneer --
"Unbought and unbossed" --
Joining Shirley --
Two good friends --
A woman of her time --
A possible Vice President --
Pacific state senator, prairie state senator --
The calm before the storm, 1980-1999 --
The year of the woman --
Maine --
two woman senators --
An unsettling decade, 2000-2010 --
From one end of Pennsylvania Avenue to the other --
The changing Senate --
Madame Speaker --
What goes up must come down --
and goes back up!
Responsibility: by Ilene Cooper ; illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley ; foreword by former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe.
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An overview of the history of women in Congress for young readers.  Read more...

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