Mountain Press Publishing Missoula Montana

Bold Women in California History


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Series: Bold Women
Media: Paperback

Item #: 520   Price: $14.00
ISBN: 9780878426799
Pages: 200   Size: 6 x 9

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“The contributions of California’s women are vast and important. Kay Moore weaves a tapestry of intriguing biographies using little-known historical information to shed light on the diverse achievements of thirteen women. This meticulously researched treasury is a valuable and informative read. Brava!” —Dr. Helen Foster James, Retired education specialist in San Diego and author of more than 20 books for children

The seventh installment of Mountain Press’s state-by-state series for teen readers, Bold Women in California History reveals what women can do when they dare to be bold. From Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, to Yoshiko Uchida, Japanese internment camp survivor turned children’s author, to Elvira Virginia Mugarrieta, who dressed as a man in order to do things women of the time could not, the thirteen women portrayed in this collection broke down barriers of sexism, racism, and political opposition to emerge as heroines of their time. Whether that meant pushing for change in the state senate, as Rose Ann Vuich did, or escaping slavery and later doing good for the community, as Bridget “Biddy” Mason did, each and every one of these stories, unique as they are, show ways in which women have created lasting change. Perfect for school or home, this collection of short but informative biographies is both a valuable resource and an entertaining read.