Customer comments on this Youngstown Ohio Book
Great book, all kinds of women - even scientists and inventors
A reviewer below seems to be harboring some kind of hateful grudge against the author stating that it does not offer us women involved in science or chemistry. Yet the book itself offers us Mary Kies for "K" - the first woman to receive a patent, and on the same page other people like Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar (certainly a fine feat of chemical engineering). Other pages offer women from all walks of life, from businesspeople to writers to public figures of great import.
It's a shame that people see fit to dismiss authors and their works just because of who they marry and are not actually open minded enough to read the works before commenting.
But you the reader can see for yourself - I recommend you browse a few pages using the Amazon "Search Inside" feature (select "surprise me" in the book viewer to see an illustrated page from the book) and see what a terrific job the illustrator has done throughout in addition to the great range of women selected.
A is for Abigail
A is for Abigail An Almanac of Amazing American Women. This book is well constructed (dust jacket, binding, and pages very sturdy). It has many colorful illustrations. It also gives information on American women who, although they made important contributions to society, are very seldom mentioned in today's history books.
Proud to be female
I bought this book for my 8 yr. old grandaughter, Abigail, for this coming Christmas. I know that she will be surprised at what a number of females have accomplished, as I was.
The illustrations are also done well and some jump off of the page. Any female reading this is sure to feel that they, as a female, can accomplish anything that they wish.