Not only does she start her own newspaper and try to change the voting laws, she also popularizes a new fashion. This bold new garb shocks the proper ladies, but frees all others to move, digest, breathe, and think about something other than keeping from fainting (such as voting and working). Named for their best spokesperson, bloomers marked the start of a kinder, gentler approach to women's fashion--and women's rights.
Shana Corey's lightly humorous voice is perfect for this true story about the 19th-century women's rights activist. A note at the end provides horrifying and fascinating information about women's restrictive clothing (corsets sometimes displaced internal organs!) and the dress reform that Amelia Bloomer spearheaded. Chesley McLaren's breezy, exuberant illustrations charmingly reflect her background in fashion design and illustration. (Ages 5 to 8) --Emilie Coulter
You Forgot Your Skirt Amelia Bloomer demonstrates all the bestthings a picture book can be.
Ms. Corey's fun and face-paced adaptation of Amelia Bloomer's story is a fantastic look into women's roles in American history.
This is a great book for young kids of both sex, so make sure little boys get to read it too.
This was actually purchased as a gift for my daughter-in-law off of her "wish list," but I will confess to you, as I did to her, that I read it before I wrapped it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dawn M. Kurtz
This book is a lot of fun for children, who love the exaggerated art and the silly expressions -- and who learn an important part of history while enjoying the story. Read morePublished on November 20, 2011 by Ohioan
The book grabs us from the beginning with its opening line: "Amelia Bloomer was NOT a proper lady," a two-page spread where we see Amelia tossing away a frilly purple dress,... Read morePublished on March 7, 2011 by M. Tanenbaum
This book was great!! I used it for a lesson for my second grade class. I found it on the internet and used the idea to bring in a bookbag filled with 20 pounds of books and let... Read morePublished on January 30, 2009 by History Teacher
It's odd that of all of Amelia Bloomer's accomplishments, from being a suffragette to an editor of a women's newspaper, her greatest attribution is the bloomer. Read morePublished on January 12, 2008 by J. McKelvy
This book is one of my new all-time favorites. This is one instance where women have bucked the system and persued equal rights. Read morePublished on September 10, 2007 by niki
Synopsis: Amelia Bloomer lived in a time before women gained the right to
vote. Many ladies did not work, but Amelia Bloomer started her own newspaper. Read more