A Woman in the House (and Senate) How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country by Ilene Cooper
  

A Woman in the House (and Senate) How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country

Written by Ilene Cooper
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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 by Ilene Cooper

Ilene Cooper deftly moves through more than a century of U.S. history in order to highlight the most influential and diverse group of female leaders who opened doors for women in politics as well as in the nation as a whole. Some women featured include Margaret Chase Smith (the first woman elected to the Senate), Patsy Mink (the first woman of colour to serve in the House) and many present-day powerhouses like Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton. This book is illustrated with fun and lively illustrations from Elizabeth Baddley as well as archival photographs. It also includes an index, a chart of all the women who have served in Congress and appendices that define key terms and governmental procedures such as how laws are created and how political parties work.

About the Author

Ilene Cooper has written many acclaimed children's books, including Jewish Holidays All Year Round, winner of the National Jewish Book Award and The Golden Rule.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
144 pages

Author

Ilene Cooper
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Publisher

Abrams Books for Young Readers an imprint of Abrams

Publication date

1st March 2014

ISBN

9781419710360


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