Leading the Way: Women in Power

By Janet Howell, Theresa Howell
Illustrated by Kylie Akia, Alexandra Bye

In this engaging and highly accessible compendium for young readers and aspiring power brokers, Virginia Senator Janet Howell and her daughter-in-law Theresa Howell spotlight the careers of fifty American women in politics — and inspire readers to ma

Meet some of the most influential leaders in America, including Jeannette Rankin, who, in 1916, became the first woman elected to Congress; Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress; Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court; and Bella Abzug, who famously declared, “This woman’s place is in the House . . . the House of Representatives!” This engaging and wide-ranging collection of biographies highlights the actions, struggles, and accomplishments of more than fifty of the most influential leaders in American political history — leaders who have stood up, blazed trails, and led the way. Features: Bella Abzug Abigail Adams Madeleine Albright Tammy Baldwin Mary McLeod Bethune Hattie Wyatt Caraway Soledad Chávez Chacón Shirley Chisholm Hillary Rodham Clinton Elizabeth Dole Tammy Duckworth Crystal Bird Fauset Dianne Feinstein Geraldine Ferraro Betty Ford Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ella T. Grasso Nikki Haley Fannie Lou Hamer Kamala Harris Patricia Roberts Harris Carla Hayden Mazie Hirono Diane Humetewa Kay Bailey Hutchison Barbara Jordan Clare Boothe Luce Wilma Mankiller Susana Martinez Patsy Takemoto Mink Carol Moseley Braun Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Sandra Day O’Connor Nancy Pelosi Frances Perkins Jeannette Rankin Condoleezza Rice Eleanor Roosevelt Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Nellie Tayloe Ross Susanna Madora Salter Lottie Shackelford Margaret Chase Smith Sonia Sotomayor Elizabeth Cady Stanton Mary Church Terrell Elizabeth Warren Ida B. Wells-Barnett Edith Wilson Victoria Woodhull

  • Each woman is introduced via a portrait, original quotes, and a brief biography.
  • Extensive back matter, including a timeline, index, bibliography, glossary, and how-to chart for taking effective political action featuring icons that link the actions back to their original practitioners throughout the book.

About the author

Senator Janet Howell has been a Virginia state senator since 1992. She is second in seniority in the state senate and the longest-serving female Virginia legislator. Credited with major legal reforms, she was also the first woman to serve on the powerful Senate Finance Committee and the first and only woman so far to be appointed as a senate budget conferee. A civil rights worker in college and a longtime community leader, she has been honored with many awards, including a Child Health Advocate Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband Hunt. Theresa Howell is the coauthor of the award-winning Maybe Something Beautiful with F. Isabel Campoy, illustrated by Rafael López. She is also the author of the picture book series Scout Moore, Junior Ranger. She lives in Colorado with her two daughters and husband, Brian.

About the illustrator

Kylie Akia is a digital illustrator and painter. Her work creates a narrative of juxtaposition through the use of color, subject, and content. Leading the Way: Women in Power is her picture book debut. Kylie Akia lives in Chicago. Alexandra Bye is an illustrator specializing in fun, colorful illustrations for a variety of media, such as editorial and children’s publications. She lives in New Hampshire, where she enjoys backpacking, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking with her dog.

ISBN: 9781536208467
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2019
Dimensions: 239 x 275mm, 144pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $49.99
New Zealand RRP: $54.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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