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You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer

You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer

by Shana Corey Illustrated by Chesley McLaren
If you like CLOTHES and people with the courage to SKIRT conventions and adDRESS injustice then Amelia Bloomer and her unFITTING ideas will charm the PANTS off you!

This rebellious reFORMer and early women's rights activist invented bloomers — baggy pantaloons worn with a short skirt over them — which liberated women from the dangerous and opPRESSive clothing of the mid- nineteenth century. No longer would women PURSE their lips in pain from tight, steel corsets. No more would they BOW under the weight of forty-pound outfits. When Amelia Bloomer BELTed out her fashion grievances, the world HEELed!

Buoyant, witty text conveys a serious subject in a manner that never takes itself too seriously. Beautiful, high-styled illustrations with a brilliant palette make a fashionable splash.

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Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Lexile Measure
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Informational Text

About the Author and Illustrator

Shana Corey Shana Corey's books for young readers include Here Come the Girl Scouts!, Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story of Annette Kellerman, Milly and the Macy's Parade, and Players in Pigtails. Shana is also a children's book editor.
Chesley McLaren Chesley McLaren

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