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Title No steps behind : Beate Sirota Gordon's battle for women's rights in Japan / by Jeff Gottesfeld ; illustrated by Shiella Witanto.
Author Gottesfeld, Jeff, author.
Publication Berkeley, California : Creston Books, [2020]
Copyright date ©2020
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Call # J 320.082 G
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Audience Ages: 8 to 12.
Summary "Her parents moved her from Austria to Tokyo, Japan before she started school. They were all rendered stateless when Nazi Germany and Austria stripped Jews of their citizenship. She graduated high school fluent in Japanese plus four other languages and went to college in America at age 15. Cut off from her parents by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and America's entry into World War II, she went years not knowing if they were alive. She returned to post-war Japan as an interpreter, found her parents, and wrote the fateful words that make her a storied feminist hero in that nation even today. As Justice Sonia Sotomayor said about Beate Sirota Gordon, 'It is a rare life treat for a Supreme Court Justice to get to meet a framer of a Constitution. It is rarer indeed for that framer to have been a woman'"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Gordon, Beate -- Juvenile literature.
Women's rights -- Japan -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Women political activists -- Japan -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Jews, Austrian -- Japan -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women immigrants -- Japan -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women heroes -- Japan -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Gordon, Beate. (OCoLC)fst00226016
Jews, Austrian. (OCoLC)fst00983417
Women heroes. (OCoLC)fst01177736
Women immigrants. (OCoLC)fst01177764
Women political activists. (OCoLC)fst01178374
Women's rights. (OCoLC)fst01178818
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
1900-1999
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Picture books.
Biographies.
Addl. Author Witanto, Shiella, illustrator.
Alt Title Beate Sirota Gordon's battle for women's rights in Japan
ISBN 9781939547552 (hardback)
1939547555 (hardback)

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