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Pretty Maids in a Row Paperback – April 14, 2015
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Teri's books have received the following honors and distinctions:
--Lilith Magazine's 5th Annual Selection of Books for Young Readers
--Included in Great Books for Girls, by Kathleen Odean
--Included in Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens, by Linda R. Silver
"A simple but daring adventure." Voice of Youth Advocates
Guilty? Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice
--Junior Library Guild selection
About the Author
Teri writes novels, short stories, essays, stories for children, and nonfiction for both children and adults. Her stories and essays have appeared in publications as diverse as Education Week, Scope Magazine, The Iowa Review, The American Literary Review, and Cricket Magazine. Teri's books have received the following honors and distinctions: The Girl From The Tar Paper School: --California Reading Association Eureka Silver Honor Book Award --Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (National Association of Teachers of English), Recommended Book --Included in the New York Public Library's list of 100 books to read in 2014 --A Junior Library Guild selection Rivka's Way --Sidney Taylor Book Awards, Notable book of 2001 --Lilith Magazine's 5th Annual Selection of Books for Young Readers --Included in Great Books for Girls, by Kathleen Odean --Included in Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens, by Linda R. Silver Guilty? Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice --Junior Library Guild selection Teri lives in California by the beach.
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Kanefield goes to great lengths to make the reader understand how those times were. From describing in depth the discomfort of the torture device know as a "corset" to her misunderstanding the daily mannerisms, Kanefield shows the reader how different things were for women back then.
Women were expected to act and speak in a certain way. Of course, as a disowned daughter of the current king, Mary was more tightly monitored than most. Yet, Mattie refused to just "shut up and listen." As she was "guided" in making decisions that she knew would have a long range impact on history, she asked questions and gave the matter serious thought before responding. She always took care not to alter history as she did. There is a very profound lesson in empowerment here for young girls everywhere. Kanefield also allowed Mattie to grow beyond her years in her time travels so she was faced with mature decisions in this time period as well. The transitions were flawless.
In this age of the sexualization of young girls, Kanefield has carefully crafted a journey that not only teaches them the history that many forget, but she has also given them direction to think for themselves. This is so much more that a book. It's a peek into how things used to be and it illustrates how far the female gender has come in freeing themselves from society's "corset" of stereotypes.
I highly recommend that all parents buy their daughters this book for the reasons I've stated above. I recommend that parents buy this book for their sons so that they may understand just a little bit of the feminine battle and realize earlier that all women deserve to be treated as princesses.
An enthusiastic 5 star read!
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