Women of Courage Book Summary and Study Guide

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Women from a variety of backgrounds define courage and at least one time in their lives when they had to display it. The stories of 41 women fill this book, from the famous (actresses Sharon Gless and Michele Lee, writer Isabel Allende, Sarah Weddington, who argued Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court), to women you have never heard of. Their experiences run from leading an expedition to the South Pole, to facing down armed guerillas in Cambodia, to assisting or having an abortion. Several ran for government office; a poor, black, and disabled woman founded a sewing center for others like herself; women helped their stricken parent or child to die. The stories are deeply moving and inspiring.
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Plot & Themes

Political/social rights fight    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting for social change    -   women fighting for rights    -   abortion Gender/Class story?    -   woman's story Family, ill    -   Yes Who?    -   Father because he/she is    -   physically ill Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   physical disability/sickness    -   general search for meaning Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Nationality    -   American


United States    -   Yes Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   South Pole Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   in awe    -   like laughing How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog

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