A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country
Illustrator: Elizabeth Baddeley
In 1917, Jeanette Rankin declared, “I may be the first woman member of Congress, but I won’t be the last.” Here are the stories of women who followed in her footsteps to U.S. elected office. Foreword by former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe. Appendix. List of women who have served in Congress. Endnotes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white and full-color illustrations and photographs.
JLG Release: May 2014
Awards & Honors
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014, Middle-Grade Books; Booklist Editors’ Choice 2014, Nonfiction, Middle Readers; Booklist Lasting Connections 2014, Social Studies; 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project List, Middle Grade, Nonfiction
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, The Horn Book Guide, Kirkus Reviews*, School Library Journal
School Library Journal
8 1/2" x 10"
Level 7.6; Points: 4;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 9.3; Points: 8;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Women's suffrage, U,S, government, Congress, Senate, House of Representatives, Feminism, Civil rights, Political activity, Women legislators, Hattie Caraway (1878-1950), Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973), Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005), Patsy Mink (1927-2002), Nancy Pelosi (1940- ), Hillary Rodham Clinton (1947- ), Michelle Bachmann (1956- ), Gabrielle Giffords (1970- ),