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Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer
by Gretchen Woelfle
The first Congresswoman in US history. Jeannette Rankin, born on the Montana frontier in 1880, lived long enough to speak her mind on national television in the 1970s. She said yes to peace when most people wanted war. She worked for social justice for workers, families, and children when most lawmakers ignored these issues.
Author Gretchen Woelfe has collected photographs, newpaper clippings, historical documents and even hate mail to tell the remarkable story of a woman who played a dramatic part in many important moments of twentieth-century American history.
Winner of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's 2008 Once Upon a World Children's Book Award - Young Adult Award (Ages 10+).
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