Wheels of Change

Wheels of Change

Wheels of Change


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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,A Wheels of ChangeA transports 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."
Wheels of Change is an NCSS-Notable Social Studies Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies 2012, a School Library Journal Best Book of 2011, a finalist in YALSA Excellence in Non Fiction for YoungA Adults, one of School Library Journal's 100 Magnificent Children's Books of 2011, and is on the Amelia Bloomer List.

  • Ages 10 and up
  • Softcover
  • 96 pages
  • 7 1/2" x 10"
  • © 2017
Author Bio

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.A 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.