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No steps behind : Beate Sirota Gordon's battle for women's rights in Japan / by Jeff Gottesfeld ; illustrated by Shiella Witanto.

Gottesfeld, Jeff, (author.). Witanto, Shiella, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Emmaus Public Library J B GORDON (Text) 36446002009812 New Juvenile Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781939547552
  • ISBN: 1939547555
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley : Creston Books, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Her parents moved her from Austria to Tokyo, Japan before she started school. They were all rendered stateless when Nazi Germany and Austria stripped Jews of their citizenship. She graduated high school fluent in Japanese plus four other languages and went to college in America at age 15. Cut off from her parents by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and America's entry into World War II, she went years not knowing if they were alive. She returned to post-war Japan as an interpreter, found her parents, and wrote the fateful words that make her a storied feminist hero in that nation even today. As Justice Sonia Sotomayor said about Beate Sirota Gordon, 'It is a rare life treat for a Supreme Court Justice to get to meet a framer of a Constitution. It is rarer indeed for that framer to have been a woman'"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages: 8 to 12.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Subject: Gordon, Beate > Juvenile literature.
Women's rights > Japan > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Women political activists > Japan > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Jews, Austrian > Japan > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women immigrants > Japan > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women heroes > Japan > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.
Juvenile works.
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