Title: What Every Girl Should Know
Author’s Name: J. Albert Mann
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Page Count: 241 Pages
ISBN: 1534419322 (ISBN13: 9781534419322)
Author or Book Website: http://jalbertmann.com/
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Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
This compelling historical novel spans the early and very formative years of feminist and women’s health activist Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, as she struggles to find her way amidst the harsh realities of poverty.
Margaret was determined to get out. She didn’t want to clean the dirty dishes and soiled diapers that piled up day in and day out in her large family’s small home. She didn’t want to disappoint her ailing mother, who cared tirelessly for an ever-growing number of children despite her incessant cough. And Margaret certainly didn’t want to be labeled a girl of “promise,” destined to become either a teacher or a mother—which seemed to be a woman’s only options.
As a feisty and opinionated young woman, Margaret Higgins Sanger witnessed and experienced incredible hardships, which led to her groundbreaking work as an advocate for women’s rights and the founder of Planned Parenthood. This fiery novel of Margaret’s early life paints the portrait of a young woman with the passion and courage to change the world.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I know this is a historical book. There are parts of this book that I don’t agree with I just want to say that first off. This book is done like a journal or diary by Margaret. She does not have a lot of time to herself while she is doing chores and taking care of her younger sibling. Her wants something different for her life then what is planned for her at that time period.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars