Women In Blue (Women of Action) Hardcover – 30 May 2016
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Mullenbach provides facts not usually found elsewhere. "School Library Journal "on The Great Depression for Kids""
Women in Blue demonstrates the value that women bring to the law enforcement profession and how they are changing the culture of policing through communication, collaboration, and treating people with dignity and respect. Even if you are not considering a law enforcement career, you should read Women in Blue to learn how women successfully navigate a male-dominated profession. Catherine Sanz, executive director, Women in Federal Law Enforcement Inc."
a suitable introduction to the field of law enforcement with a salutary, rarely seen focus. " Kirkus Reviews""
Mullenbach does a wonderful job of giving the big picture, while at the same time telling the stories of lesser-known individuals who younger readers will find especially relevant. She pulls no punches, revealing the hard times as well as the good things that came out of the era. Nonfiction Monday on The Industrial Revolution for Kids"
Young women considering careers in law enforcement will be empowered by the women profiled here. Booklist"
Cheryl Mullenbach reveals the stories our parents and grandparents were too humble to tell. Read this book and, no matter how much you think you know, you will learn something new. Sherri L. Smith, author, Flygirl, on Double Victory "
Mullenbach offers frank and honest stories of the personal sacrifices made by these women as they achieved their professional goals. School Library Journal"
A suitable introduction to the field of law enforcement with a salutary, rarely seen focus. Kirkus Reviews"
An enlightening examination of a little-explored subject, offering both a historical resource and current insights into the profession. Publishers Weekly"
This title would be useful for teens, educators, and librarians seeking to promote nonfiction, as well as possible career opportunities for young women. VOYA"
About the Author
Cheryl Mullenbach is the author of The Industrial Revolution for Kids, winner of the 2015 International Literacy Association Award for Intermediate Nonfiction, The Great Depression for Kids, and Double Victory. She is a former history teacher, librarian, public television project manager, and social studies consultant. She lives in Panora, IA.
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Comprehensive interviews provide readers with thoughtful accounts of the professional and personal challenges inherent in their various fields such as FBI special agent, Forensic Artist, and Forensic Specialist and the individual stories behind their success. Julia Grimes account of her life as an Alaska State Trooper Pilot begins on a whim by Julia’s father when he agrees to let her take an introductory ride in a Cessna because he’s sure she’ll become airsick and give up her interest in flying. But the 14-year-old discovers a passion that leads her to a career that includes aerial surveillance, working with a K-9 drug dog, and undercover work.
The stories are both educational and entertaining, rich with anecdotes that run the gamut from horrendous to humorous. The content, which provides an historical perspective on topics ranging from prostitution to police brutality as well as discussions of modern-day drugs, and violent crime, is handled with honesty and sensitivity. Never-the-less, parents of younger teens might be advised to peruse the book and be prepared to discuss the contents.
The book contains side bars to direct the reader’s attention to related topics. Black and white photographs, a list of resources for learning more about career opportunities in law enforcement, source notes, and a bibliography complete the book.
The story of women in policing was told mainly through the biographies of sixteen women. We're told what life on the job was like for the early jail matrons and those who were among the first to patrol, be a detective, or police chief. We also learned about women in various forensic careers--like forensic artist and crime scene investigation--and in federal organizations like the FBI, US Secret Service, and customs inspections. We learned about the daily challenges these women faced, what jobs they did, and about some of their cases.
The author did a good job of showing the women in their historical context. She showed how national events like wars or the Great Depression affected their jobs and the types of cases they dealt with. She also explained how women won equal opportunities for promotion, jobs, and pay. There were photos of the women, including some that show them during training or shooting competitions.
I received an ebook review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway, but the opinions are all my own.