Wheels of change : how women rode the bicycle to freedom (with a few flat tires along the way)

by Macy, Sue.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 9 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Teen Nonfiction YA 796.6 Mac
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j GV1057.M33 2011
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j GV1057.M33 2011
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Non Fiction J 796.6 MACY
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 796.6 M25
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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, Wheels of Change 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."NCSS--Notable Social Studies Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2012School Library Journal Best Books of 2011Finalist YALSA Excellence in Non Fiction for Young AdultsSLJ's 100 Magnificent Children's Books of 2011Amelia Bloomer List
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Macy revisits a topic she touched on in her excellent Winning Ways: A Photohistory of American Women in Sports (1996) in this engaging look at the emancipating impact that bikes had on late-nineteenth-century U.S. women. The eye-catching chapters, filled with archival images of women perched sidesaddle on their steel steeds and racing furiously in bloomers on velocipedes, zero in on the profound ways that bicycles subverted traditional notions of femininity; according to one wary social commentator, The bicycle is the devil's advance agent morally and physically in thousands of instances. A veteran nonfiction writer, Macy seamlessly weaves together research, direct quotes (sourced in an appendix that includes a time line and resource list), and historical overviews that put the facts into context, while sidebars expand on related topics, from cycling songs to standout female cyclists, including trailblazers Marie Curie and Annie Oakley. The narrow focus on cycling will open up broader thought and discussion about women's history, making this a strong, high-interest choice for both classroom and personal reading for adults, too.--Engberg, Gillian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Cycling for women -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Bicycles and bicycling.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic,2011
Language English
Description 96 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 92) and index.
ISBN 9781426307614 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1426307616 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781426307621 (library binding : alk. paper)
1426307624 (library binding : alk. paper)
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