She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World (Women of Action) (Hardcover)

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In an age of "slacktivism" and fleeting social media fame, She Takes a Stand offers a realistic look at the game-changing decisions, high stakes, and bold actions of women and girls around the world working to improve their personal situations and the lives of others.

This inspiring collection of short biographies features the stories of extraordinary figures past and present who have dedicated their lives to fighting for human rights, civil rights, workers' rights, reproductive rights, and world peace. Budding activists will be inspired by antilynching crusader and writer Ida B. Wells, birth control educator and activist Margaret Sanger, girls-education activist Malala Yousafzai, Gulabi Gang founder Sampat Pal Devi, who fights violence against Indian women, Dana Edell, who works against the sexualization of women and girls in the media, and many others.

Including related sidebars, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of activist organizations readers can explore in person or online, She Takes a Stand is an essential resource for classroom reports or for any young person passionate about making a difference.

About the Author

Michael Elsohn Ross is a naturalist educator and award-winning author of over 40 books for children and young adults, including A World of Her Own and Salvador Dalí and the Surrealists. He lives and works in Yosemite National Park.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781613730263
ISBN-10: 1613730268
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2015
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Women of Action