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Canadian Women Now and Then
More than 100 Stories of Fearless Trailblazers
By (author): Elizabeth MacLeod Illustrated by: Maïa Faddoul
9781525300615 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women Apr 07, 2020
$19.99 CAD
Active 8 x 10 x 0.7 in | 1.09 lb 80 pages Kids Can Press
This timely and relevant collection of fascinating stories about groundbreaking Canadian women, present and past, offers an inspiring, one-of-a-kind look at Canadian history. Canadian women have long been trailblazers, creating art, making discoveries and setting records --- and often battling incredible odds and discrimination in the process. Here, award-winning children's writer Elizabeth MacLeod presents biographies of more than one hundred of these remarkable women, from the famous, such as Margaret Atwood, to the lesser known, such as multi-award-winning mathematician Karen Yeats. There are stories of activists and architects, engineers and explorers, poets and politicians and so many more. Each category pairs a historical groundbreaker with a present-day woman making her mark in that same field. Included are stories of Indigenous women, immigrants, women with disabilities and women from the LGBTQ+ community. Together, they tell the story of Canada. And together they offer a vision of what's possible, to inspire all children to blaze trails of their own. This unique look at Canadian history is engagingly written with a storyteller's touch, making this a book that will be read for both research and pleasure. Organized by profession, it includes women in science, the arts, sports, politics, activism, law, business and more. The clean, modern design, along with the color portraits of each woman by Maia Faddoul, make the pages accessible and inviting. This excellent resource for social studies lessons also contains a time line of significant dates in Canadian women's history, a list of author's sources, further resources and an index.

Elizabeth MacLeod has written many children's books, including nine titles in the Snapshots Biography series, numerous titles in the Kids Can Read, Kids Books Of and Kids Can Do It series, Why Do Horses Have Manes?, What Did Dinosaurs Eat?, and Monster Fliers. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Maïa Faddoul is an illustrator and graphic designer whose bright, colorful work often celebrates women and their empowering stories. She studied illustration at Dawson College and design at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Maïa lives in Montreal, Quebec.

An inspiring resource for readers as well as a springboard for research. - Kirkus Reviews

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