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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.
About the Author
Sue Macy is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, among them the award-winning "Wheels of" "Change: " "How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom";" Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player" "Put Women's Hoops on the Map"; and "Bylines: A Photobiography of Nellie Bly". A former editor at Scholastic, she lives in Englewood, New Jersey.