A WOMAN IN THE HOUSE (AND SENATE): How Women came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country, by Ilene Cooper, illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley. Foreword by Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014
Through a curious set of circumstances, at the same time this book captured my attention, I was also reading A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren and Tough Choices by Hilary Rodham Clinton. What an interesting trio of books!
If you’d like a tip about which one to read first, I’d recommend the YA because it is a good summary and grounding for the other two. In her acknowledgements, the author, an editor for Booklist whose first book was Susan B. Anthony, says lack of space prevented her from profiling many other women. She encourages readers to look at Women in Congress 1917-2006. I did.
Information from this book is available on the website:http://history.house.gov/Exhibition-and-Publications/WIC/Women-in-Congress.
This site is definitely well worth the time if your curiosity and courage are heightened by reading author Cooper’s book. Mine were.
The three books on my reading table related well. Both Elizabeth Warren and Hilary Clinton are profiled in author Cooper’s lively and well researched book which includes an appendix, bibliography, and an index which is on its way to being well-thumbed at my house. Maybe yours, too.
Go ahead. Start a conversation.