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Gloria Takes a Stand: How Gloria Steinem Listened, Wrote, and Changed the World

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Bloomsbury has acquired world rights to Jessica Rinker's debut picture book What Gloria Heard, a biography of Gloria Steinem, to be illustrated by Daria Peoples. Publication is scheduled for winter 2019, in time for Women's History Month and Steinem's 85th birthday.

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Bloomsbury has acquired world rights to Jessica Rinker's debut picture book What Gloria Heard, a biography of Gloria Steinem, to be illustrated by Daria Peoples. Publication is scheduled for winter 2019, in time for Women's History Month and Steinem's 85th birthday.

30 review for Gloria Takes a Stand: How Gloria Steinem Listened, Wrote, and Changed the World

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sophia Gholz

    Author Jessica Rinker masterfully captures the story of women’s rights leader Gloria Steinem. Gloria watches, wishes, learns and, most of all, she dreams. Gloria dreams of a world where people are “linked not ranked” and all have equal rights. Rinker invites the reader to take an inspiring trip through history, where they too will watch, learn, and dream. Gloria Takes a Stand includes intriguing back matter and is a must-read for people of all ages.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Sanders

    This biography describes Gloria Steinem with lots of verbs. This is a great way to talk about a woman of action. It is also lyrical in the way it combines 3 different verbs to draw attention to specific things Gloria has done throughout. That is also a great way to write about a writer. I really enjoyed this children's bio.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Caroline

    This boldly illustrated book will introduce generations of children to an iconic figure in the women's movement, and remind us all to listen, to dream, to speak.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Heather Weirich

    A necessary book for today’s youth. An important reminder to us all to listen, stand up and speak out. This book will inspire us all to ask more questions, seek truth, and continue to fight for equal rights, equal standing and an equal voice in all aspects of life. A brilliant book that made my heart sing! Beautiful illustrations by Daria Peoples-Riley. I can’t wait to read more from Jessica M. Rinker.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Even as a little girl, Gloria Steinem knew what she wanted and wasn't going to do things any other way. From attending college when most women weren't allowed, to being a driving force in the women's libration movement, Steinem stood up for what she believed, and spoke out. She believed women and people of color should be "linked not ranked," she started Ms. Magazine and spoke all over about making life more fair for everyone. She listened, she acted, things changed. Steinem is an icon, and this Even as a little girl, Gloria Steinem knew what she wanted and wasn't going to do things any other way. From attending college when most women weren't allowed, to being a driving force in the women's libration movement, Steinem stood up for what she believed, and spoke out. She believed women and people of color should be "linked not ranked," she started Ms. Magazine and spoke all over about making life more fair for everyone. She listened, she acted, things changed. Steinem is an icon, and this picture book biography succinctly covers her life and influence. Her example teaches that it's OK to stand up for yourself and others, and when you see an injustice, do something about it. Includes an author's and illustrator's notes, photographs of Steinem, a timeline of important events in US Women's History and a bibliography. For this and more of my reviews, visit Kiss the Book at https://kissthebook.blogspot.com/2019...

  6. 5 out of 5

    Susan Lubner

    An important, well written, beautifully illustrated biography about one of the world’s most iconic leaders and champion for women’s rights.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Julia Panebianco

    Awards: none Grade levels: 3rd grade-5th grade Summary: "Gloria Takes a Stand" tells the story of Gloria Steinem's life and how she joined the women's liberation movement to fight for equal rights. She had to help her family with their business and was restricted to go to school, because she was a female. Gloria set out to change that and fought for women's rights. She encouraged a new generation of feminists to stand up and demand equal rights for all people. Review: This is a wonderful book to re Awards: none Grade levels: 3rd grade-5th grade Summary: "Gloria Takes a Stand" tells the story of Gloria Steinem's life and how she joined the women's liberation movement to fight for equal rights. She had to help her family with their business and was restricted to go to school, because she was a female. Gloria set out to change that and fought for women's rights. She encouraged a new generation of feminists to stand up and demand equal rights for all people. Review: This is a wonderful book to read to students to show them how life was for women in the 1940s. Teachers could read this book to students during a social studies lesson and introduce other women activists. I believe all students should learn the importance of having equal rights. In Class Uses: -After reading the book, have your students research Gloria Steinem and collect new information they may have learned about her. - After reading the book, have your students write a reflection on the importance of having equal rights.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mandy Stallard

    I just read this book with my five-year-old daughter, and it sparked lots of important conversations. We even got a little side-tracked and watched some recordings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Definitely planning to add this to my library’s collection.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jana

    This interesting picture book biography tells young readers about the life of Gloria Steinem, who was a champion for women's rights. Growing up during a time when women were discouraged from going to school, having careers, and being independent, Steinem broke all of the conventional rules. This book uses easy-to-understand narrative text and beautiful artwork to share how Steinem blazed a trail for women today. The book includes author's notes, timeline information, and resources for further st This interesting picture book biography tells young readers about the life of Gloria Steinem, who was a champion for women's rights. Growing up during a time when women were discouraged from going to school, having careers, and being independent, Steinem broke all of the conventional rules. This book uses easy-to-understand narrative text and beautiful artwork to share how Steinem blazed a trail for women today. The book includes author's notes, timeline information, and resources for further study, making this a good nonfiction resource to have on the shelf.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Steve Tetreault

    What it’s about: This is a nonfiction picture book about feminist icon Gloria Steinem. It follows her from childhood to adulthood, pointing out important moments on her path to becoming an important historical figure. What I thought: I appreciated that this book went out of its way to point out that as important as Steinem was, she did not work alone, or in a vacuum. The author makes sure to include nods to other important figures with whom Steinem worked. I also liked that the afterword provide What it’s about: This is a nonfiction picture book about feminist icon Gloria Steinem. It follows her from childhood to adulthood, pointing out important moments on her path to becoming an important historical figure. What I thought: I appreciated that this book went out of its way to point out that as important as Steinem was, she did not work alone, or in a vacuum. The author makes sure to include nods to other important figures with whom Steinem worked. I also liked that the afterword provided some additional insight in the creation of the book. It also helpfully pointed out that the end papers illustrations were of other important female icons - I’m not sure I would have caught that otherwise (because I move to the text too quickly and don’t always give the rest of the material the careful consideration it deserves). As a piece of history and knowledge, this book works well, though it's probably not going to rivet a younger audience. But an engaging reader could bring this to life and help kids learn. Why I rated it like I did: This book is illustrated and written in a way that is accessible to a younger audience, while still introducing the important ideas for which Steinem advocated.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    It was okay. I liked that the story was succinct.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Trevor

    A decent short introduction to this feminist icon. But with unfortunately poor illustrations.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Edward Sullivan

    Good introduction to the feminist leader and women's rights activist.

  14. 5 out of 5

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  15. 5 out of 5

    Heather

  16. 4 out of 5

    Linda Epstein

  17. 5 out of 5

    Pat

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mary Hamer

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jen

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ama

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lynn

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jessi

  23. 4 out of 5

    Erin

  24. 4 out of 5

    John

  25. 5 out of 5

    Heather Stigall

  26. 4 out of 5

    Erica George

  27. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Bishop

  28. 5 out of 5

    camilla hearon

  29. 5 out of 5

    Margaret

  30. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea

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