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Send a girl!  Cover Image Book Book

Send a girl! / Jessica M. Rinker ; illustrated by Meg Hunt.

Rinker, Jessica M., (author.). Hunt, Meg, (illustrator.).

Summary

Summary:

"Brenda Berkman was often told that she couldn't do certain things because she was a girl. When she grew up, she longed for a job that was challenging, different every day, and required physical and mental strength. In 1977 when the New York City Fire Department finally complied with the Civil Rights Act (from 1964) by allowing women to take the FDNY exam, Brenda jumped at the chance. But the FDNY changed the rules of the exam so women wouldn't be able to pass it. Even a lot of men couldn't pass this new exam. So Brenda Berkman took the FDNY to court. In 1982, they finally made a fair test, and Brenda and 40 other women passed. She then founded the United Women Firefighters, an organization that helps train and prepare women to be firefighters. Brenda went on to serve in the FDNY for 25 years, reaching the positions of Lieutenant and Captain, and was a first responder during the attacks on the Twin Towers on 9/11. Send a Girl! is Brenda Berkman's inspiring story." -- Amazon.com.
"This dynamic and inspiring picture book biography tells the story of a woman who broke an important barrier by becoming one of the first female fire fighters in New York City"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781547601745
  • ISBN: 1547601744
  • Physical Description: 38 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2021.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"The true story of how women joined the FDNY" -- Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8 Bloomsbury Children's Books.
Grades 2-3 Bloomsbury Children's Books.
Subject: Berkman, Brenda > Juvenile literature.
Fire fighters > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women fire fighters > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
New York (N.Y.). Fire Department > Officials and employees > Juvenile literature.
Berkman, Brenda.
Fire fighters > United States > Biography.
Women fire fighters > United States > Biography.
New York (N.Y.). Fire Department > Officials and employees.
Berkman, Brenda.
New York (N.Y.). Fire Department.
Employees.
Fire fighters.
Women fire fighters.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.
Juvenile works.
Biographies.
Picture books.

Currently available copies

  • 16 / 18 copies available at PINES

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Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
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Azalea Regional Library System:
      Monroe-Walton County Library
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Clayton County Library System:
      Forest Park Branch
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Desoto Trail Regional Library:
      Blakely-Maddox Memorial Library
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Dougherty County Public Library:
      Central Branch
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Flint River Regional Library System:
      Barnesville-Lamar County Library
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Flint River Regional Library System:
      Griffin-Spalding County Library
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Flint River Regional Library System:
      J. Joel Edwards Public Library
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Flint River Regional Library System:
      Jackson-Butts County Public Library
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