Wheels of Change

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Wheels of Change

How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (with a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)

By Sue Macy

National Geographic Society, Hardcover, 9781426307614, 96pp.

Publication Date: January 11, 2011

Description
Take a lively look at women's history from aboard a bicycle, which granted females the freedom of mobility and helped empower women's liberation. Through vintage photographs, advertisements, cartoons, and songs, Wheels of Changetransports young readers to bygone eras to see how women used the bicycle to improve their lives. Witty in tone and scrapbook-like in presentation, the book deftly covers early (and comical) objections, influence on fashion, and impact on social change inspired by the bicycle, which, according to Susan B. Anthony, "has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world."
NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2012
School Library Journal Best Books of 2011
Finalist YALSA Excellence in Non Fiction for YoungAdults
SLJ's 100 Magnificent Children's Books of 2011
Amelia Bloomer List.


About the Author
SUE MACY is the author of Bulls-Eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley; Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics; Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics; Play Like A Girl: A Celebration of Women in Sports; Winning Ways: A Photohistory of American Women in Sports; and A Whole New Ball Game: The Story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She brings a consciousness of the history of women in sport to the story of sharpshooter Annie Oakley and carries this mythic and historic figure gracefully into modern light. She has won numerous awards and starred reviews for her books. Winning Ways and A Whole New Ball Game were both named ALA Best Books for Young Adults and NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies. From the Trade Paperback edition."

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