With a foreword by Hillary Clinton, this fascinating and highly accessible compendium spotlights the careers of fifty of the most influential American women in politics, inspiring young readers to make a difference.
Meet some of the most influential leaders in America, including Jeannette Rankin, who, in 1916, became the first woman elected to Congress; Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress; Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court; and Bella Abzug, who famously declared, “This woman’s place is in the House . . . the House of Representatives!” This engaging and wide-ranging collection of biographies highlights the actions, struggles, and accomplishments of more than fifty of the most influential leaders in American political history – leaders who have stood up, blazed trails, and led the way.
“The women profiled here were once girls who not only dreamed big but went big … I hope the young readers of this book do the same!” – Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
“Inspiring more young women to be politically active makes this book important to our future!” – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
“The fifty women in this book are groundbreaking role models for our kids.” – U.S. Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton