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Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer

Gretchen Woelfle

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ISBN 10: 1590784375 / ISBN 13: 9781590784372
Published by Calkins Creek, Honesdale PA, 2007
Condition: New, New. Soft cover
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'Tells the remarkable story of a woman who played a dramatic role in American history. Mint copy. Inscribed "To Diana - We are all daughters of Jeannette. Gretchen Woelfle." Laid-in is a pamphlet describing classroom activities to teach about Rankin, a photo postcard depicting Rankin, and a brochure about the author''s works and school visits. The ultimate copy of this book: new, signed, addl material.' 7-1/4 x 9-1/4, 104 pp, index, bibliography, notes, timeline, b/w photos & illus, violet endpapers. Hardcover in burgundy laid cloth boards w gilt spine titling, in color photo jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 25058

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Title: Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer

Publisher: Calkins Creek, Honesdale PA

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New, New.

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Stated 1st Edition..

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A fascinating biography of Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress. Born on the Montana frontier in 1880, Rankin lived long enough to speak her mind on television in the 1970s. As a child, she learned early how to take charge. She spoke up in the 1910s to persuade men to give women the vote. In 1916 she was elected to Congress. She said yes to peace when most people wanted war. She said yes to social justice for workers, families, and children when most lawmakers said no. When she left Congress in 1943, people forgot about her, but she continued to work for what she believed. "Rediscovered" in the 1960s, Rankin became a role model for feminists and Vietnam peace activists. Photographs, newspaper clippings, campaign materials, and even hate mail tell the story of a remarkable woman in this captivating Booklist Top Ten Biographies for Youth book.

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Gretchen Woelfle is an award-winning author. Her first book, The Wind at Work: An Activity Guide to Windmills, led to her second book, Katje the Windmill Cat, followed by Animal Families, Animals Friends. Her stories and essays haved appeared in Cricket,Spider, and Cicada magazines and in the anthology series Stories from Where We Live (Milkweed Edition). She lives in Los Angeles.

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