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Gloria takes a stand : how Gloria Steinem listened, wrote, and changed the world / Jessica M. Rinker ; illustrated by Daria Peoples-Riley.

Rinker, Jessica M., author. (Author). Peoples-Riley, Daria, illustrator. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library J 305.4209 RIN (Text) 33500013030341 New Available -
Fosston Public Library J 305.4209 RIN (Text) 33500013030358 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681196763
  • ISBN: 168119676X
  • Physical Description: 42 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Childrens Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: From an unconventional childhood, to Smith College, to Ms. magazine, to the women's liberation movement, to feminist icon, this book brings to the page a spirited look at Gloria Steinem's influential life, engergizing a new generation of feminists to stand up and demand equal rights for all people.
Target Audience Note: Age: 4-8.
K to Grade 3.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #1
    Adding to the growing, yet still needed, #MeToo books for young readers comes this picture-book biography of Gloria Steinem. Starting with Gloria's childhood, traveling the country for her family's antique business instead of attending school, Rinker continues with her attendance at Smith College in the 1950s. As Steinem began to notice gender disparities, she eventually saw that women's rights bridged with civil rights. After listening to women's stories when no one else seemed to, Steinem began to speak out as a feminist and, in 1971, along with Dorothy Pitman Hughes, she created Ms. magazine, the first magazine owned and written by women. The author highlights each phase of Steinem's life with direct (though undocumented) quotes and with three short sentences, such as "Gloria listened. She watched. And wrote," which become a refrain. Textured and digitally enhanced mixed-media illustrations evoke the diversity she celebrated, while endpapers sport Ms. covers with Maya Angelou, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and other groundbreaking feminists. Back matter gives more details on both Steinem and women's history in the U.S. Grades 1-4. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jessica M. Rinker has a BA in social welfare from Bloomsburg University and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She's a freelance writer and the author of several award-winning essays, poems, and short stories. By listening to people--real or fictional--and telling their stories, Jess hopes to make change in the world just as Gloria has. She has three kids and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, also a children's author.

Daria Peoples-Riley makes children's books with a few inspirational words and a whole lot of colorful paint. She is a former 6th grade teacher who hopes to change the world one book at a time. She has also illustrated This Is It.

Subject: Steinem, Gloria > Juvenile literature.
Feminists > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.

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