No Steps Behind (Hardcover)

Beate Sirota Gordon's Battle for Women's Rights in Japan

By Jeff Gottesfeld, Shiella Witanto (Illustrator)

Creston Books, 9781939547552, 44pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2020

List Price: 18.99*
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Description

Discover the unlikely story of Beate Sirota Gordon, a young woman who grew up in Japan and returned as a translator working for the American military after WWII. Fluent in Japanese language and culture, she was assigned to work with the delegation writing the new post-war constitution. Thanks to her bravery in speaking up for the women of Japan, the new constitution ended up including equal rights for all women.