To purchase from this website, you will need to set cookies to Always Allow on your web browser. Subject to exceptions, we are happy to exchange or refund your purchase within 28 days of delivery. We're proud to give even more back to you and reward all Together Rewards Card members with 5 points for every A?1 spent, along with exclusive offers, bonus points promotions, member exclusive gifts and more! SummaryWith Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom, sports historian Sue Macy has written a charming and informative nonfiction book celebrating the invention of the bicycle and the liberating effects it had upon the women’s movement.
Fashion: Riding a bike in a multiple layers of clothing could be quite uncomfortable and inconvenient. Frieda WishinskySeptember 12, 2013 at 5:58 PMThanks so much for reading and writing about our book, A HISTORY OF JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING.
Ranging from Roman times to present day and even covering future plant-inventions, 100 Plants that (almost) Changed the World is a fascinating compendium of stories about the plants and vegetables we see, nurture and consume every day. Order a card with your purchase and once you've registered and linked your Card, you'll receive 50 FREE points (worth 50p) and you'll receive Reward Vouchers every 3 months to spend on anything you like in-store and online! Each section features a lavish double-page image of an influential painting that defines each artistic style. I read a "list post" on a blog recently that was prefaced with, "Your favorites have been omitted deliberately just to annoy you, as always." Genius!
Actually, she would have been happy if the entire book was just a history of space exploration.

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And yes it's Eurocentric and Americentric, and yes it is very brief and therefore not at all comprehensive, and yes it omits all kinds of important things.
Amazing ones, with secret passageways and moving ladders and the most comfortable seats and the best books. Some of the areas of change addressed in Macy’s book include: fashion, recreation and sporting events, and social traditions.
Some of the great female celebrity cyclists of the time included Annie Cohen Kopchovsky, who rode a bike on a bet, Belva Lockwood, who rode a tricycle to work, and even Annie Oakley, who put her horse to pasture when she was riding her bike. I like the timeline format that allows for quick comparisons between disparate events that took place around the same times. The traditional third wheel in the guise of a chaperone was left by the wayside.The Format of Wheels of ChangeIf you are looking to blend sports, history, and an enjoyable read look no further than this amazing nonfiction book. Simple to read from beginning to end, this charming and descriptive, book captures the era of the bicycle craze with vintage photographs, sidebar historical facts, and artful displays of advertisement along with popular bicycle songs of the day. Between each chapter is a two page special feature spread highlighting topics such as celebrity cyclists and cycling slang.Macy’s friendly language is accessible to all readers and is especially inviting to reluctant readers. Every page is active with bite-size pieces of historical information tucked amongst interesting photos, quotes, and trivia.

Growing up in the suburbs of New Jersey, she enjoyed playing competitive sports like football. Macy attended Princeton University in the 1970s and majored in history and American Studies.
During her time at school the Women’s Liberation movement was active and she discovered an interest in researching women athletes in history.Macy worked sixteen years for Scholastic where she honed her editing and writing skills.
She credits Scholastic for giving her experience “that was much more authentic than anything [she] could have gotten in graduate school.”Inspired by the women who dared to leave their mark in history, Macy writes, “I’ve continued to be inspired by the players, and by other women who broke barriers to play sports or otherwise make their mark. First drawn to this book because of the title’s wordplay, I found myself quickly immersed in this easy to read and informative goldmine. Clever: With a passion for sports, and history and a flair for writing simple engaging text, Macy takes two seemingly unrelated events and skillfully makes sensible connections between them both. Accessible: Interesting subject matter, simple vocabulary, and a friendly tone make this book a worthwhile read at any age and even more so for reluctant readers. High quality standards are evident in the writing and organization of this nonfiction book and it’s no wonder that is has been the recipient of many honors, including being one of five finalists for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction.The bicycle did more than introduce a new recreational past time, it paved the way for a new independence for women and moved them closer to getting the vote.
National Geographic recommends Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom for ages 10 and up, and I especially recommend it for ages 12 and up.

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