Gloria's Voice

The Story of Gloria Steinem—Feminist, Activist, Leader

By Aura Lewis (Author)


Format Hardcover Picture Book


Gloria's Voice

The Story of Gloria Steinem—Feminist, Activist, Leader

by Aura Lewis



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“A subtle ode to an iconic figure of quiet ‘strength and enormous influence.’” —Publishers Weekly

Gloria Steinem started a movement that changed our world. This picture-book biography of the pioneering feminist brings the message of equality to a new generation.
Using gorgeous watercolor illustrations, this biography of Gloria Steinem introduces young readers to the leader of the women’s liberation movement. Following her from childhood through her political awakening and beyond, Gloria’s Voice explains Steinem’s motivations and beliefs, as well as the obstacles she faced in fighting for women’s rights. Throughout, debut author and artist Aura Lewis highlights Gloria’s message of equality and the importance of believing in oneself. Every young person—but especially girls—will find inspiration in Gloria’s journey and this timely biography.
“Lewis portrays the activist as caring and creative, and the message that education, tenacity, and hope will result in realized dreams is clear. . . .This should be considered for picture book biography collections.” —School Library Journal

“Debut author-illustrator Lewis focuses on Gloria Steinem’s early life and career. Even in childhood, Steinem understood the limitations imposed upon women: ‘as a wife and mother, Gloria’s mama had to stay home and take care of the family. That’s what women are expected to do.’ Reporting on the women’s liberation movement helps Steinem to find her calling; founding Ms. magazine gives voice to millions: ‘The magazines fly off the newsstands! People want to hear what women have to say.’ Lewis’s watercolor and mixed-media art features glowing rose and tangerine shades, with compositions and fonts that call to mind 1960s-era graphic design. On one surreal spread, Steinem stands triumphantly on the keys of her typewriter, hands on her hips, red hair flowing. Endnotes hint at Steinem’s many more accomplishments. It’s a subtle ode to an iconic figure of quiet ‘strength and enormous influence.’” —Publishers Weekly

“This charming picture book is written for trainer-wheels feminists but would make a cool gift for a big girl, too.” —The Toronto Star Online

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Aura Lewis is an illustrator based in New York City. She is a recent graduate of the MFA program in the Illustration as Visual Essay program at the School of Visual Arts.

Pub Date: 3/6/2018

ISBN: 9781454926665

Price: $16.95 / $22.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 40 pages, all in color

Trim: 8.5 x 10.875 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Picture Books

Age Range: 4 and up

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

Series: People Who Shaped Our World