Review by Booklist Review
The six books in the Great Women in History series, geared toward early (or reluctant) readers, introduce courageous and inspiring leaders. Here Edison offers a concise look at the life and contributions of Anthony, women's suffrage pioneer. In four short, clearly titled chapters, we learn about Anthony's early life, young adulthood, life's work, and legacy. Each spread features one captioned period photo and presents a cumulative time line running across the bottom of the pages. The sentences here are simply constructed ( Susan became a teacher in 1838 ), and the chapters never exceed three spreads consisting of four or five lines of text. With a very small trim size that's just right for small hands, this is a good starting point for further learning; luckily, the back matter suggests additional sources, both print and online. For kids who would enjoy a picture-book biography, check out Alexandra Wallner's Susan B. Anthony (2012).--Kelley, Ann Copyright 2010 Booklist
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Review by School Library Journal Review
Gr 1-2-The books in this basic, yet useful series are small in stature and light on text. Each slim volume presents its subject's life from birth to death, discussing her contribution to history and highlighting why she was indeed "great." On each spread, the text faces a full-page, uncaptioned black-and-white or color photograph or reproduction. A time line runs across the bottom of the pages. The texts are straightforward and informative, but can be rather dry, and the series title is located on the back of the volumes instead of the front, which might be confusing for some kids. Vocabulary words are not set apart by bold text, but they are defined in a helpful glossary at the back of each book. Solid choices for beginning and/or struggling readers. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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