{"id":1684790017,"title":"Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World","handle":"amelia-to-zora-twenty-six-women-who-changed-the-world","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/cynthia-chin-lee\" title=\"Cynthia Chin-Lee author\"\u003eCynthia Chin-Lee\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Megan Halsey\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/megan-halsey\"\u003eMegan Halsey\u003c\/a\u003e and \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Sean Addy\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/sean-addy\"\u003eSean Addy\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWomen who inspired and changed the world!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“You’ve got to loosen your girdle and really let her fly!”\u003cbr\u003e Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1914–1956)\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e “We have the choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place—or not to bother.”\u003cbr\u003e Jane Goodall (1934– )\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e “Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”\u003cbr\u003e Oprah Winfrey (1954– )\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e “The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war.”\u003cbr\u003e Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900–1990)\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e History has always relied on the contributions of women. But these contributions have often gone unrecorded or unnoticed. In Amelia to Zora, 26 women and their unique voices, visions, and victories are registered. Young readers will find inspiration and motivation in each woman’s story and her powerful message.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom sports figures like Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Kristi Yamaguchi to scientists, such as Grace Hopper, and writers, such as Zora Neale Hurston, our world has been influenced by women and their hard work and zeal for the life they love.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBeautiful, intricate collages spotlight each woman and her special gift.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge-books.com\/previews\/amelia-to-zora\/amelia_zora_preview1.html\" target=\"new\"\u003eRead an excerpt!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/akira-to-zoltan-twenty-six-men-who-changed-the-world\" title=\"Akira to Zoltan: Twenty-Six Men Who Changed the World book\"\u003eAkira to Zoltan: Twenty-Six Men Who Changed the World\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/wangari-maathai-the-woman-who-planted-millions-of-trees\" title=\"Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees children's book\"\u003eWangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/bad-girls\" title=\"Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves \u0026amp; Other Female Villains children's book\"\u003eBad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves \u0026amp; Other Female Villains\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/amelia-to-zora-spread.jpg?17900722321553317586\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCynthia Chin-Lee, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCynthia Chin-Lee was born and raised in Washington, D.C., in a family with four older siblings. Her father is a medical doctor and her mother an artist. Cynthia picked up a pen and began writing for fun when she was in the sixth grade. \"I liked writing poetry and scribbling in my journal because I found it comforting and therapeutic. I still write for that reason and because I like playing with words.\" Cynthia has written several books for children and lives in California.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/cynthia-chin-lee\" title=\"Cynthia Chin-Lee author\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Cynthia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMegan Halsey and Sean Addy, illustrators\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMegan Halsey has illustrated more than two dozen books for children, including \u003ci\u003e3 Pandas Planting \u003c\/i\u003e(Bradbury Press), which she also wrote, and Anne Rockwell’s \u003ci\u003eOne Bean\u003c\/i\u003e (Walker Books). She lives in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Megan Halsey\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/megan-halsey\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Megan.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSean Addy received his B.A. from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. His graphic design work has appeared in many papers and magazines. Sean lives in Port Jervis, New York.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Sean Addy\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/sean-addy\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Sean.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBook Sense Children's Picks List\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eABC Best Books for Children\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBookbuilders of Boston New England Book Show Winner\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCCBC Choices\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIRA\/CBC Children's Choices\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAmelia Bloomer Project\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLegacy Book Award\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBook Links Best New Books for the Classroom\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e49th Annual New England Book Show Juvenile Book Award\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?18127980511287865543\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith spirited language and marvelous collages, an abecedarium of contemporary women takes flight. Chin-Lee doesn't attempt, in her single page of text, to do anything but evoke the lives of her subjects, but she does that powerfully. For each woman, she tells an anecdote or illuminates a single action rather than summarize an entire life. Each page also includes a quotation from her subject. By using their given names instead of their family names, she not only personalizes her approach, but also creates an intimacy between these women and their readers. D is for Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers; G is for Grace Hopper, who helped create COBOL and popularized the term \"bug\" for computer errors; O is for Oprah; U is fro Ursula Le Guin, writer and activist. The collages use everything from cloth, photographs, pen-and-ink drawings, found objects and dried flowers to make images that invite repeated examination. Many of these women are still alive and working; the earliest birth date is Helen Keller's in 1880. An inspiration and a delight.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?18127980511287865543\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere are many books on women and the strides that they've made, but this one is very smart—in design, art, and choice of subject. Some choices are expected, but others, such as Pueblo painter Quah Ah and Egyptian doctor and activist Nawal El Sadaawi, are unusual. Chin-Lee uses her subjects' given names, as family names mostly relate to fathers or husbands. The illustrations are done in a remarkable mix of media. Against textured backgrounds, an image of each woman in signature moment takes center stage: Babe Didrikson, looking like a paper doll in a cutout photo, takes a swing. Inventor Grace Hopper is shown with calculations and sun-shaped pieces of metal bursting out of the top of her head. The text portions are short—only several paragraphs about each woman—but they are enticing. By choosing her subjects from every culture, the author introduces children to the scope of the struggles and achievements of women from many times and many places.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA selection of women who took unusual paths over the past century, this roster mixes such familiar figures as Eleanor Roosevelt and Mother Teresa with the less-well-known likes of Union activist Dolores Huerta, artist Quah Ah, and astronomer Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin. Each profile notes some childhood incident along with major accomplishments and is paired to a semi-abstract collage portrait. It's not the most detailed collective biography around, but it's one of the most diverse in terms of its subjects' cultural backgrounds and range of achievements.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBook Links\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis collection of descriptions of 26 women who have made history includes both famous and lesser-known figures and features intriguing mixed-media artwork.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBookselling This Week\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"This has got to be the best biography\/history book for young readers that I have read in some time. I loved both the concise bios and the wealth of information.\"\u003cbr\u003e —Kelly Peroni, High Sierra Books, Portola, CA\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCCBC Choices\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn 26 brief biographical portraits, author Cynthia Chin-Lee offers children the opportunity to learn about accomplished women from nay nations in many fields, and to also consider the ways childhood experiences and interests can influence what children grow up to do. Each woman is initially identified by her first name (to correspond to a letter of the alphabet) and a few words summarizing her life's work. (\"N is for Nawal, medical doctor, writer, and fighter for women's rights\" begins the profile of Nawal Ed Sadaawi.) Each profile starts by touching on one or more aspects of the individual's childhood that can be seen as connecting in one way or another to the work she became known for as an adult. The text then summarizes each woman's accomplishments. In this diverse and dynamic mix, a few of the women chosen have been the subject of works for children (e.g., Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller), but the majority are fresh names and faces. All of them are presented with a lively, engaging blend of Chin-Lee's narrative and Megan Halsey and Sean Addy's fascinating visual interpretation of the women's lives, such as the portrait of architect Maya Lin that includes a rubbing of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial she designed.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBayViews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom Amelia Earhart to Zora Neale Hurston, this eclectic survey introduces 26 notable women from a wide variety of fields and an amazing array of backgrounds. Organized alphabetically by given name rather than family name, each entry includes two paragraphs. One proves biographical tidbits, and the other summarizes the person's accomplishments. An inspirational quotation sis also attached to each entry. The mixed-media illustrations are imaginative and intriguing, each very well suited to the subject. As the actual information for each woman is minimal, this is better suited for browsing than for school reports. In an appended note, the author explains her intent to \"Encourage further study of each woman.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLibrary Media Connection\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis book provides brief biographical sketches about contemporary and historical women from various cultures and nations. Cynthia Chin-Lee includes both well-known figures, such as Oprah Winfrey and Eleanor Roosevelt, and figures who are more obscure, such as Nawal El Sadaawi and Quah Ah. Quotes from our about each woman extend the reader's understanding of the biographees, and compelling multimedia illustrations provide fitting accompaniment to each biographical sketch. Vocabulary and sentence structure are appropriate for intermediate and middle school readers who may be put off by the picture book format. Librarians may have problems placing this otherwise quality publication. This book remains a good jumping-off point for further reading.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLearning Magazine\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis book features females who've made a difference. Meet 1932 Olympic gold medal winner Babe Didrickson Zaharias, Egyptian women' rights activist Nawal El Saadawi, Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller, and 22 other outstanding women.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eChristian Home \u0026amp; School\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis book introduces readers to 26 women who made a difference. The book arranges entries alphabetically and includes a two-paragraph biography of each woman, a quote from the woman, and a mixed media illustrations. Reader meet some famous women, such as Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, and Mother Teresa, but there are also surprises, such as Egyptian doctor and activist Nawal El Sadaawi, Burmese freedom fighter Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and Chinese journalist Chen Xiefen. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e The information is concise, just enough to whet the reader's interest. Although they represent varied fields, these women are alike in their strength, courage, determination, and inspiration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTempo Magazine\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTwenty-six amazing women—twenty-six amazing stories. From Amelia Earhart, pilot and adventurer, to Zora Neal Hurston, writer and anthropologist, learn about the hardships and triumphs that inspired each woman to change her world and the world around her.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNCSS\/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\nThis is a wonderful introduction to the range of contemporary women's struggles and accomplishments. An international woman is highlighted for each letter of the alphabet.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/amelia-to-zora-cvr.jpg?16381393162022270133\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/amelia-to-zora-hires.zip?6281587233670199652\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/amelia-to-zora-teacher-guide.pdf?16381393162022270133\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Teacher's Guide\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaperback\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-57091-523-9\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-178-9 PDF\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 8+ \u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e11 x 8\u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2015-07-27T16:36:00-04:00","created_at":"2015-07-27T15:59:50-04:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 6-10","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Nonfiction","Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Alphabet Books","Browse by Subject_History \u0026 Biography","civil rights","girl"],"price":795,"price_min":795,"price_max":795,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":5070183937,"title":"Paperback","option1":"Paperback","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"15239","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World - Paperback","public_title":"Paperback","options":["Paperback"],"price":795,"weight":187,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":12,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"978-1-57091-523-9"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/amelia-to-zora-cover.jpg?v=1570207711"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/amelia-to-zora-cover.jpg?v=1570207711","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/cynthia-chin-lee\" title=\"Cynthia Chin-Lee author\"\u003eCynthia Chin-Lee\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Megan Halsey\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/megan-halsey\"\u003eMegan Halsey\u003c\/a\u003e and \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Sean Addy\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/sean-addy\"\u003eSean Addy\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWomen who inspired and changed the world!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“You’ve got to loosen your girdle and really let her fly!”\u003cbr\u003e Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1914–1956)\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e “We have the choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place—or not to bother.”\u003cbr\u003e Jane Goodall (1934– )\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e “Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”\u003cbr\u003e Oprah Winfrey (1954– )\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e “The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war.”\u003cbr\u003e Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900–1990)\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e History has always relied on the contributions of women. But these contributions have often gone unrecorded or unnoticed. In Amelia to Zora, 26 women and their unique voices, visions, and victories are registered. Young readers will find inspiration and motivation in each woman’s story and her powerful message.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom sports figures like Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Kristi Yamaguchi to scientists, such as Grace Hopper, and writers, such as Zora Neale Hurston, our world has been influenced by women and their hard work and zeal for the life they love.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBeautiful, intricate collages spotlight each woman and her special gift.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge-books.com\/previews\/amelia-to-zora\/amelia_zora_preview1.html\" target=\"new\"\u003eRead an excerpt!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/akira-to-zoltan-twenty-six-men-who-changed-the-world\" title=\"Akira to Zoltan: Twenty-Six Men Who Changed the World book\"\u003eAkira to Zoltan: Twenty-Six Men Who Changed the World\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/wangari-maathai-the-woman-who-planted-millions-of-trees\" title=\"Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees children's book\"\u003eWangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/bad-girls\" title=\"Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves \u0026amp; Other Female Villains children's book\"\u003eBad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves \u0026amp; Other Female Villains\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/amelia-to-zora-spread.jpg?17900722321553317586\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCynthia Chin-Lee, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCynthia Chin-Lee was born and raised in Washington, D.C., in a family with four older siblings. Her father is a medical doctor and her mother an artist. Cynthia picked up a pen and began writing for fun when she was in the sixth grade. \"I liked writing poetry and scribbling in my journal because I found it comforting and therapeutic. I still write for that reason and because I like playing with words.\" Cynthia has written several books for children and lives in California.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/cynthia-chin-lee\" title=\"Cynthia Chin-Lee author\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Cynthia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMegan Halsey and Sean Addy, illustrators\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMegan Halsey has illustrated more than two dozen books for children, including \u003ci\u003e3 Pandas Planting \u003c\/i\u003e(Bradbury Press), which she also wrote, and Anne Rockwell’s \u003ci\u003eOne Bean\u003c\/i\u003e (Walker Books). 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Sean lives in Port Jervis, New York.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Sean Addy\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/sean-addy\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Sean.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBook Sense Children's Picks List\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eABC Best Books for Children\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBookbuilders of Boston New England Book Show Winner\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCCBC Choices\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIRA\/CBC Children's Choices\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAmelia Bloomer Project\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLegacy Book Award\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBook Links Best New Books for the Classroom\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e49th Annual New England Book Show Juvenile Book Award\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?18127980511287865543\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith spirited language and marvelous collages, an abecedarium of contemporary women takes flight. Chin-Lee doesn't attempt, in her single page of text, to do anything but evoke the lives of her subjects, but she does that powerfully. For each woman, she tells an anecdote or illuminates a single action rather than summarize an entire life. Each page also includes a quotation from her subject. By using their given names instead of their family names, she not only personalizes her approach, but also creates an intimacy between these women and their readers. D is for Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers; G is for Grace Hopper, who helped create COBOL and popularized the term \"bug\" for computer errors; O is for Oprah; U is fro Ursula Le Guin, writer and activist. The collages use everything from cloth, photographs, pen-and-ink drawings, found objects and dried flowers to make images that invite repeated examination. Many of these women are still alive and working; the earliest birth date is Helen Keller's in 1880. An inspiration and a delight.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?18127980511287865543\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere are many books on women and the strides that they've made, but this one is very smart—in design, art, and choice of subject. Some choices are expected, but others, such as Pueblo painter Quah Ah and Egyptian doctor and activist Nawal El Sadaawi, are unusual. Chin-Lee uses her subjects' given names, as family names mostly relate to fathers or husbands. The illustrations are done in a remarkable mix of media. Against textured backgrounds, an image of each woman in signature moment takes center stage: Babe Didrikson, looking like a paper doll in a cutout photo, takes a swing. Inventor Grace Hopper is shown with calculations and sun-shaped pieces of metal bursting out of the top of her head. The text portions are short—only several paragraphs about each woman—but they are enticing. By choosing her subjects from every culture, the author introduces children to the scope of the struggles and achievements of women from many times and many places.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA selection of women who took unusual paths over the past century, this roster mixes such familiar figures as Eleanor Roosevelt and Mother Teresa with the less-well-known likes of Union activist Dolores Huerta, artist Quah Ah, and astronomer Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin. Each profile notes some childhood incident along with major accomplishments and is paired to a semi-abstract collage portrait. It's not the most detailed collective biography around, but it's one of the most diverse in terms of its subjects' cultural backgrounds and range of achievements.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBook Links\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis collection of descriptions of 26 women who have made history includes both famous and lesser-known figures and features intriguing mixed-media artwork.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBookselling This Week\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"This has got to be the best biography\/history book for young readers that I have read in some time. I loved both the concise bios and the wealth of information.\"\u003cbr\u003e —Kelly Peroni, High Sierra Books, Portola, CA\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCCBC Choices\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn 26 brief biographical portraits, author Cynthia Chin-Lee offers children the opportunity to learn about accomplished women from nay nations in many fields, and to also consider the ways childhood experiences and interests can influence what children grow up to do. Each woman is initially identified by her first name (to correspond to a letter of the alphabet) and a few words summarizing her life's work. (\"N is for Nawal, medical doctor, writer, and fighter for women's rights\" begins the profile of Nawal Ed Sadaawi.) Each profile starts by touching on one or more aspects of the individual's childhood that can be seen as connecting in one way or another to the work she became known for as an adult. The text then summarizes each woman's accomplishments. In this diverse and dynamic mix, a few of the women chosen have been the subject of works for children (e.g., Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller), but the majority are fresh names and faces. All of them are presented with a lively, engaging blend of Chin-Lee's narrative and Megan Halsey and Sean Addy's fascinating visual interpretation of the women's lives, such as the portrait of architect Maya Lin that includes a rubbing of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial she designed.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBayViews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom Amelia Earhart to Zora Neale Hurston, this eclectic survey introduces 26 notable women from a wide variety of fields and an amazing array of backgrounds. Organized alphabetically by given name rather than family name, each entry includes two paragraphs. One proves biographical tidbits, and the other summarizes the person's accomplishments. An inspirational quotation sis also attached to each entry. The mixed-media illustrations are imaginative and intriguing, each very well suited to the subject. As the actual information for each woman is minimal, this is better suited for browsing than for school reports. In an appended note, the author explains her intent to \"Encourage further study of each woman.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLibrary Media Connection\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis book provides brief biographical sketches about contemporary and historical women from various cultures and nations. Cynthia Chin-Lee includes both well-known figures, such as Oprah Winfrey and Eleanor Roosevelt, and figures who are more obscure, such as Nawal El Sadaawi and Quah Ah. Quotes from our about each woman extend the reader's understanding of the biographees, and compelling multimedia illustrations provide fitting accompaniment to each biographical sketch. Vocabulary and sentence structure are appropriate for intermediate and middle school readers who may be put off by the picture book format. Librarians may have problems placing this otherwise quality publication. This book remains a good jumping-off point for further reading.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLearning Magazine\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis book features females who've made a difference. Meet 1932 Olympic gold medal winner Babe Didrickson Zaharias, Egyptian women' rights activist Nawal El Saadawi, Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller, and 22 other outstanding women.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eChristian Home \u0026amp; School\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis book introduces readers to 26 women who made a difference. The book arranges entries alphabetically and includes a two-paragraph biography of each woman, a quote from the woman, and a mixed media illustrations. Reader meet some famous women, such as Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, and Mother Teresa, but there are also surprises, such as Egyptian doctor and activist Nawal El Sadaawi, Burmese freedom fighter Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and Chinese journalist Chen Xiefen. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e The information is concise, just enough to whet the reader's interest. Although they represent varied fields, these women are alike in their strength, courage, determination, and inspiration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTempo Magazine\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTwenty-six amazing women—twenty-six amazing stories. 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Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World

By: Cynthia Chin-Lee / Illustrated by: Megan Halsey and Sean Addy

Women who inspired and changed the world!

“You’ve got to loosen your girdle and really let her fly!”
Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1914–1956)

“We have the choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place—or not to bother.”
Jane Goodall (1934– )

“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”
Oprah Winfrey (1954– )

“The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war.”
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900–1990)


History has always relied on the contributions of women. But these contributions have often gone unrecorded or unnoticed. In Amelia to Zora, 26 women and their unique voices, visions, and victories are registered. Young readers will find inspiration and motivation in each woman’s story and her powerful message.

From sports figures like Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Kristi Yamaguchi to scientists, such as Grace Hopper, and writers, such as Zora Neale Hurston, our world has been influenced by women and their hard work and zeal for the life they love.

Beautiful, intricate collages spotlight each woman and her special gift.

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Cynthia Chin-Lee, author

Cynthia Chin-Lee was born and raised in Washington, D.C., in a family with four older siblings. Her father is a medical doctor and her mother an artist. Cynthia picked up a pen and began writing for fun when she was in the sixth grade. "I liked writing poetry and scribbling in my journal because I found it comforting and therapeutic. I still write for that reason and because I like playing with words." Cynthia has written several books for children and lives in California.

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Megan Halsey and Sean Addy, illustrators

Megan Halsey has illustrated more than two dozen books for children, including 3 Pandas Planting (Bradbury Press), which she also wrote, and Anne Rockwell’s One Bean (Walker Books). She lives in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.

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Sean Addy received his B.A. from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. His graphic design work has appeared in many papers and magazines. Sean lives in Port Jervis, New York.

Read more about Sean.

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Kirkus Reviews, starred review

With spirited language and marvelous collages, an abecedarium of contemporary women takes flight. Chin-Lee doesn't attempt, in her single page of text, to do anything but evoke the lives of her subjects, but she does that powerfully. For each woman, she tells an anecdote or illuminates a single action rather than summarize an entire life. Each page also includes a quotation from her subject. By using their given names instead of their family names, she not only personalizes her approach, but also creates an intimacy between these women and their readers. D is for Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers; G is for Grace Hopper, who helped create COBOL and popularized the term "bug" for computer errors; O is for Oprah; U is fro Ursula Le Guin, writer and activist. The collages use everything from cloth, photographs, pen-and-ink drawings, found objects and dried flowers to make images that invite repeated examination. Many of these women are still alive and working; the earliest birth date is Helen Keller's in 1880. An inspiration and a delight.

Booklist, starred review

There are many books on women and the strides that they've made, but this one is very smart—in design, art, and choice of subject. Some choices are expected, but others, such as Pueblo painter Quah Ah and Egyptian doctor and activist Nawal El Sadaawi, are unusual. Chin-Lee uses her subjects' given names, as family names mostly relate to fathers or husbands. The illustrations are done in a remarkable mix of media. Against textured backgrounds, an image of each woman in signature moment takes center stage: Babe Didrikson, looking like a paper doll in a cutout photo, takes a swing. Inventor Grace Hopper is shown with calculations and sun-shaped pieces of metal bursting out of the top of her head. The text portions are short—only several paragraphs about each woman—but they are enticing. By choosing her subjects from every culture, the author introduces children to the scope of the struggles and achievements of women from many times and many places.

School Library Journal

A selection of women who took unusual paths over the past century, this roster mixes such familiar figures as Eleanor Roosevelt and Mother Teresa with the less-well-known likes of Union activist Dolores Huerta, artist Quah Ah, and astronomer Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin. Each profile notes some childhood incident along with major accomplishments and is paired to a semi-abstract collage portrait. It's not the most detailed collective biography around, but it's one of the most diverse in terms of its subjects' cultural backgrounds and range of achievements.

Book Links

This collection of descriptions of 26 women who have made history includes both famous and lesser-known figures and features intriguing mixed-media artwork.

Bookselling This Week

"This has got to be the best biography/history book for young readers that I have read in some time. I loved both the concise bios and the wealth of information."
—Kelly Peroni, High Sierra Books, Portola, CA

CCBC Choices

In 26 brief biographical portraits, author Cynthia Chin-Lee offers children the opportunity to learn about accomplished women from nay nations in many fields, and to also consider the ways childhood experiences and interests can influence what children grow up to do. Each woman is initially identified by her first name (to correspond to a letter of the alphabet) and a few words summarizing her life's work. ("N is for Nawal, medical doctor, writer, and fighter for women's rights" begins the profile of Nawal Ed Sadaawi.) Each profile starts by touching on one or more aspects of the individual's childhood that can be seen as connecting in one way or another to the work she became known for as an adult. The text then summarizes each woman's accomplishments. In this diverse and dynamic mix, a few of the women chosen have been the subject of works for children (e.g., Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller), but the majority are fresh names and faces. All of them are presented with a lively, engaging blend of Chin-Lee's narrative and Megan Halsey and Sean Addy's fascinating visual interpretation of the women's lives, such as the portrait of architect Maya Lin that includes a rubbing of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial she designed.

BayViews

From Amelia Earhart to Zora Neale Hurston, this eclectic survey introduces 26 notable women from a wide variety of fields and an amazing array of backgrounds. Organized alphabetically by given name rather than family name, each entry includes two paragraphs. One proves biographical tidbits, and the other summarizes the person's accomplishments. An inspirational quotation sis also attached to each entry. The mixed-media illustrations are imaginative and intriguing, each very well suited to the subject. As the actual information for each woman is minimal, this is better suited for browsing than for school reports. In an appended note, the author explains her intent to "Encourage further study of each woman."

Library Media Connection

This book provides brief biographical sketches about contemporary and historical women from various cultures and nations. Cynthia Chin-Lee includes both well-known figures, such as Oprah Winfrey and Eleanor Roosevelt, and figures who are more obscure, such as Nawal El Sadaawi and Quah Ah. Quotes from our about each woman extend the reader's understanding of the biographees, and compelling multimedia illustrations provide fitting accompaniment to each biographical sketch. Vocabulary and sentence structure are appropriate for intermediate and middle school readers who may be put off by the picture book format. Librarians may have problems placing this otherwise quality publication. This book remains a good jumping-off point for further reading.

Learning Magazine

This book features females who've made a difference. Meet 1932 Olympic gold medal winner Babe Didrickson Zaharias, Egyptian women' rights activist Nawal El Saadawi, Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller, and 22 other outstanding women.

Christian Home & School

This book introduces readers to 26 women who made a difference. The book arranges entries alphabetically and includes a two-paragraph biography of each woman, a quote from the woman, and a mixed media illustrations. Reader meet some famous women, such as Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, and Mother Teresa, but there are also surprises, such as Egyptian doctor and activist Nawal El Sadaawi, Burmese freedom fighter Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and Chinese journalist Chen Xiefen.

The information is concise, just enough to whet the reader's interest. Although they represent varied fields, these women are alike in their strength, courage, determination, and inspiration.

Tempo Magazine

Twenty-six amazing women—twenty-six amazing stories. From Amelia Earhart, pilot and adventurer, to Zora Neal Hurston, writer and anthropologist, learn about the hardships and triumphs that inspired each woman to change her world and the world around her.

NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

This is a wonderful introduction to the range of contemporary women's struggles and accomplishments. An international woman is highlighted for each letter of the alphabet.

 

Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-57091-523-9

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ISBN: 978-1-60734-178-9 PDF
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Ages: 8+
Page count: 32
11 x 81/2