Women Who Broke the Rules Judy Blume

Author: Kathleen Krull
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802737953
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Many awe-inspiring women have changed the course of history. From fighting for social justice and women's rights to discovering and shaping our amazing country, women have left an indelible mark on our past, present, and future. But it's not easy to affect change, and these women didn't always play by the rules to make a difference! Kathleen Krull blends history and humor in this accessible young biography series. Judy Blume wrote her way through controversy and censorship to become a pioneer who helped make it okay for kids and teens to discuss their everyday concerns, including the kinds of things people don't always like to talk about. Now more than forty years into her career of writing frank and funny books, Judy still has the amazing ability to connect with young readers and adults.

Women Who Broke the Rules Coretta Scott King

Author: Kathleen Krull
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802738264
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." --Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Many aweinspiring women have changed the course of history. From fighting for social justice and women's rights to discovering and shaping our country, women have left a lasting mark on our past, present, and future. But it's not easy to affect change, and these women didn't always play by the rules to make a difference! Kathleen Krull blends history and humor in this delightful young biography series. Coretta Scott King played a vital role in the Civil Rights movement. She gave concerts to raise funds and awareness for her causes, winning people's hearts with music in addition to marches, politics, or demonstrations. After MLK Jr.'s assassination Coretta kept on marching and stepped in to fill his shoes, at first using his words to carry on the work, and then finding her own.

Women Who Broke the Rules Dolley Madison

Author: Kathleen Krull
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802737946
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Many awe-inspiring women have changed the course of history. From fighting for social justice and women's rights to discovering and shaping our amazing country, women have left an indelible mark on our past, present, and future. But it's not easy to affect change, and these women didn't always play by the rules to make a difference! Kathleen Krull blends history and humor in this accessible young biography series. Dolley Madison had a strong will and unique personality that made her one of the most memorable First Ladies. From hosting parties for Washington D.C.'s social and political elite to saving a portrait of George Washington before the British burned down the White House in the War of 1812, Dolley did it all!

Women Who Broke the Rules Sonia Sotomayor

Author: Kathleen Krull
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802737977
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Sonia Sotomayor's path, from growing up in the projects to success in Ivy League universities to her rise in the legal profession is a true testament to the American dream. She broke the rules women were supposed to follow in her life and career, ultimately becoming the first Latino justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, and the third woman to serve the Court"--

Judy Blume

Author: Kathleen Tracy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313342725
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Highlights the life and achievements of the author who is best known for her candid works about children going through puberty and other life changes.

In the Unlikely Event

Author: Judy Blume
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781101875056
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Genre: Fiction

In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the New York Times # 1 best-selling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events. In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place—Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable,” Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on. In the Unlikely Event is vintage Judy Blume, with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume’s unparalleled storytelling, and full of memorable characters who cope with loss, remember the good times and, finally, wonder at the joy that keeps them going. Early reviewers have already weighed in: “Like many family stories, this one is not without its life-changing secrets and surprises. There is no surprise that the book is smoothly written, and its story compelling. The setting—the early 1950s—is especially well realized through period references and incidents.” —Booklist (starred review) and “In Blume’s latest adult novel . . . young and old alike must learn to come to terms with technological disaster and social change. Her novel is characteristically accessible, frequently charming and always deeply human.” —Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

Are You There God It s Me Margaret

Author: Judy Blume
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481409933
Release Date: 2014-04-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Faced with the difficulties of growing up and choosing a religion, a twelve-year-old girl talks over her problems with her own private God.

I Dissent

Author: Debbie Levy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481465601
Release Date: 2016-09-20
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable! Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.

Just as Long as We re Together

Author: Judy Blume
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447280323
Release Date: 2014-05-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Stephanie and Rachel have been best friends for years, in spite of their differences. Alison is new in town, and immediately becomes an integral part of their group. But is it possible to have two best friends? And how can you call anyone a friend if you can't tell them your most painful secrets? Just as Long as We're Together is bestselling author Judy Blume's classic novel about changing friendships, and is followed by the sequel Here's to You, Rachel Robinson.

Women Who Broke the Rules Sacajawea

Author: Kathleen Krull
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802738004
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Many awe-inspiring women have changed the course of history. From fighting for social justice and women's rights to discovering and shaping our amazing country, women have left an indelible mark on our past, present, and future. But it's not easy to affect change, and these women didn't always play by the rules to make a difference! Kathleen Krull blends history and humor in this accessible young biography series. Sacajawea was only sixteen when she made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history. She traveled over four thousand miles by foot, canoe, and horse-all while carrying a baby on her back! Without her, the Lewis and Clark expedition might have failed. Two hundred years later, we still can see how her unique journey demonstrated the strength and value of women.

Women Who Broke the Rules Coretta Scott King

Author: Kathleen Krull
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802738264
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." --Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Many aweinspiring women have changed the course of history. From fighting for social justice and women's rights to discovering and shaping our country, women have left a lasting mark on our past, present, and future. But it's not easy to affect change, and these women didn't always play by the rules to make a difference! Kathleen Krull blends history and humor in this delightful young biography series. Coretta Scott King played a vital role in the Civil Rights movement. She gave concerts to raise funds and awareness for her causes, winning people's hearts with music in addition to marches, politics, or demonstrations. After MLK Jr.'s assassination Coretta kept on marching and stepped in to fill his shoes, at first using his words to carry on the work, and then finding her own.

Women Who Broke the Rules Mary Todd Lincoln

Author: Kathleen Krull
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802738240
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: History

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." --Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Many aweinspiring women have changed the course of history. From fighting for social justice and women's rights to discovering and shaping our country, women have left a lasting mark on our past, present, and future. But it's not easy to affect change, and these women didn't always play by the rules to make a difference! Kathleen Krull blends history and humor in this delightful young biography series. Mary Todd Lincoln's determined spirit made her one of the most memorable First Ladies. She was witty and highly educated, although that wasn't popular for women of her time. Though born and raised in the South, she opposed slavery and supported her husband's quest to save the Union. No matter what criticism or hardship she faced, including her husband's assassination, she remained loyal to her country.

Women Who Broke the Rules Sonia Sotomayor

Author: Kathleen Krull
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802737977
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Sonia Sotomayor's path, from growing up in the projects to success in Ivy League universities to her rise in the legal profession is a true testament to the American dream. She broke the rules women were supposed to follow in her life and career, ultimately becoming the first Latino justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, and the third woman to serve the Court"--

Women Who Broke the Rules Dolley Madison

Author: Kathleen Krull
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802737946
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Many awe-inspiring women have changed the course of history. From fighting for social justice and women's rights to discovering and shaping our amazing country, women have left an indelible mark on our past, present, and future. But it's not easy to affect change, and these women didn't always play by the rules to make a difference! Kathleen Krull blends history and humor in this accessible young biography series. Dolley Madison had a strong will and unique personality that made her one of the most memorable First Ladies. From hosting parties for Washington D.C.'s social and political elite to saving a portrait of George Washington before the British burned down the White House in the War of 1812, Dolley did it all!

Gridley Girls

Author: Meredith First
Publisher: SparkPress
ISBN: 9781940716961
Release Date: 2016-06-21
Genre: Fiction

Sometimes you have to go back before you can move forward. Meg Monahan was born to be a secret keeper. From the moment she became a peer counselor in high school, Meg has been keeping her friends secrets – from sordid family drama to their sex lives – that she never wanted to know. Flash forward to adulthood when Meg is a recruiter for the world’s hippest (and most paranoid) high-tech company – and now Meg is a professional secret keeper. When sudden tragedy strikes before Meg hosts the wedding of her childhood BFF, Anne Calzaretta, the women are forced to face their past – and their secrets – in order to move on to their future. In 1978, Meg, Anne, Jennifer, and Tonya were such close friends, they were known as “The Group” in their hometown of Gridley, California. But in ninth grade, their lives were changed forever. Loss, lies, and secrets separated them, but could not break their bonds of friendship. Thirty years later, Meg and Anne reminisce about those days—dealing with parents, school, boys, sex, love, and betrayal. Anne remembers their freshman year as an easier time, but Meg, still feeling guilty about a betrayal of Anne’s trust, is haunted. Even now, Meg is keeping a secret she’s not prepared to face, let alone share. In her debut novel, based on true events, Meredith First tells a timeless story about the bonds of friendship, loss, and betrayal—and the forgiveness that is within everyone. Can anyone really keep a secret forever?