Cool Women, Hot Jobs: And How You Can Go for It, Too!

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Esther Obert is a fighter pilot. Maria Fernandez is a special agent for the F.B.I. Kathy Mangum is an Imagineer with the Walt Disney Company. Rebecca Taylor is a fashion designer. Nancy Parker trains dolphins.

Women's career option used to be limited, but not anymore. In COOL WOMEN, HOT JOBS, 19 women and three musical sisters (the Ahn Trio) tell about their work, how they got started, what they do, and why they love it. Each first-person story encourages readers to dream big about their own future, because anything is possible—from playing for the Women's National Basketball Association (like Betty Lennox) to being a choreographer (like Tina Landon). "Cool Facts" tell more about each job; "Hot Tips" get readers moving in the right direction. "Words of Wisdom" offer positive personal advice; "Find Out More" sections point the way to books, organizations, and Web sites.

And that's just Part 1 of the book. Part 2 is filled with ideas, inspiration, and information readers can use to plan and pursue their own "hot jobs." They learn about goal-setting, mentors, and internships, consider ways to build courage and confidence, and discover more about themselves through activities and journaling exercises and sound advice, COOL WOMEN, HOT JOBS is for any girl or young woman who wants an exciting and meaningful future.

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Selected by New York Public Libraries for the "Books For The Teen Age 2003 List", the best titles published for teenagers, ages 12-18.

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Grade 8-Up This informative and entertaining title presents young women with an opportunity to find out more about some out-of-the-ordinary jobs. For each occupation, a woman describes what it is about her career that she enjoys, how she came to choose it, skills needed, a typical day, favorite and least favorite aspects of the job, hours, training, dress code, and work environment. Some of the fields covered are Egyptologist, dolphin trainer, publisher, Disney imagineer, special agent for the FBI, wedding planner, stuntwoman, fashion designer, and fighter pilot. Additional resources are listed for each one. All these women love what they do, and admit that money is secondary. (There is no mention of salary or even starting pay.) There is also a discussion of attaining your dream job, then losing it. The second part of the book focuses on helping readers learn about themselves, define dreams, and set goals. Though some of the careers highlighted here require more than just formal school training, they bring to the table options that many teens might not even consider. -Nicole M. Marcuccilli, Glenview Public Library, IL
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