Madam President

Madam President

The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics

by Catherine Thimmesh, Douglas B. Jones (Illustrator)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Hardcover, 80 pages
Current Retail Price: $17.00
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"Delightful and informative in equal parts, Thimmesh's collective biography profiles women who took up the fight for women's political rights. A story about a girl who is ridiculed for wanting to be president frames the introduction to the many women who have cleared the path that will eventually lead to a female president. Divided into groups such as suffragettes, First Ladies, and politicians in the U.S and around the world, the profiles include Edith Wilson, Jeanette Rankin, Margaret Chase Smith, Frances Perkins, Nancy Pelosi, and Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The one- to two-page profiles are incisively written, highlighted by a quote, and illustrated with a wonderful, telling picture of each woman (e.g., Margaret Thatcher dressed in armor). In fact, it is Jones' pencil artwork, colored using Photoshop, which makes the book so enticing. With a hint of Robert McClosky's style yet still utterly modern, the illustrations personalize both the long list of women who have stepped up as well as the girl who is inspired by their stories. A time line and source notes are appended."
-- Ilene Cooper

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