In Good Hands: Remarkable Female Politicians from Around the World Who Showed Up, Spoke Out and Made Change

By: Stephanie MacKendrick

Stephanie MacKendrick, a former journalist now dedicated to women's career advancement, believes the time for women in political leadership is now. Judging by the recent wave of activism that developed into a flood of women seeking elected office, she's not alone.

MacKendrick has created a one-of-kind insider's guide for young women interested in joining this movement and becoming part of the political system. It explores everything from what to expect in a campaign, to how to deal with the inevitable challenges, to why it's A truly original book about running for office written specifically for young women, with inspiring stories of eighteen role models who took the plunge, and all the tools and resources needed to get a campaign off the ground.

No matter where you live or who you hope to represent, the experience of running for office is different if you are a woman. This one-of-a-kind insider's guide is perfect for young women who are ready to make change. It combines uplifting stories of women from around the world who have run for office with practical advice for anyone who wants to follow in their footsteps. It explores everything from what to expect in a campaign, to how to deal with the inevitable challenges, to why it's worth it to run.

Foreword by Anne Moses of IGNITE. “What’s Inside?” Introduction. Resources.

ISBN: 9781525300356

JLG Release: Apr 2020


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Women , Global politics , Elected officials , Political campaigns , Activism

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Young women interested in politics may be overwhelmed by the challenges of campaigning and sexist expectations and pressures. MacKendrick successfully reassures readers that it is possible for women to excel in politics, and that they have significant and unique voices that should be heard. Split into three parts, the book’s first and largest sec Young women interested in politics may be overwhelmed by the challenges of campaigning and sexist expectations and pressures. MacKendrick successfully reassures readers that it is possible for women to excel in politics, and that they have significant and unique voices that should be heard. Split into three parts, the book’s first and largest section shares brief biographies of 19 female politicians. All of the women share commonalities: they battled significant obstacles on the path that led them to political leadership. From British Columbia’s Michelle Stilwell who was paralyzed from an accident and went on to become an Olympic star and politician, to Malawi’s Juliana Lunguzi who dealt with institutional corruption, all of the profiles highlight persistence and strength. Additionally, the women portray different points on the political spectrum. The book’s biggest strength is its honest and empowering depiction of the very real adversities women in politics face. The text makes it clear that feelings like self-doubt are not weaknesses. This volume, providing inspiration and practical advice, is a good resource for any young woman looking to run for office.

Book Details

ISBN

9781525300356

First Release

April 2020

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

320.092

Trim Size

Page Count

256

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

Level 1090L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Kids Can Press

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Women, Global politics, Elected officials, Political campaigns, Activism,

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