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***Rabble Rousers

20 Women Who Made a Difference

by Cheryl Harness

Reviewed March 29, 2003.
Dutton Children’s Books, New York, 2003.  64 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (J 303.484 HAR).

Does history ever seem full of men’s names?  Here’s a nice collection of important women in history, with emphasis on women who worked for abolitionism, women’s suffrage, the labor movement, and for civil rights (among other causes).  In other words, they were seen as rabble rousers.  In this book, that title is given as a badge of pride.

Each woman’s story is presented in a two-page spread with a lot of facts and a few pictures.  The stories are well-written and interesting.  I learned about some women I’d never heard of before.  An interesting and inspiring book about women who cared enough to do something.

Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.  All rights reserved.

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