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In this engaging and highly accessible compendium for young listeners and aspiring power brokers, Virginia Senator Janet Howell and her daughter-in-law Theresa Howell spotlight the careers of fifty American women in politics - and inspire listeners to make a difference.

Meet some of the most influential leaders in America, including Jeannette Rankin, who, in 1916, became the first woman elected to Congress; Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress; Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court; and Bella Abzug, who famously declared, “This woman’s place is in the House...the House of Representatives!” This engaging and wide-ranging collection of biographies highlights the actions, struggles, and accomplishments of more than fifty of the most influential leaders in American political history - leaders who have stood up, blazed trails, and led the way.

©2019 by Janet Howell and Theresa Howell. Foreword © 2019 by Hillary Rodham Clinton. (P)2019 Brilliance Audio, Inc. All rights reserved.

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