Van Buren Sisters vs. the Pants Police, The

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Pub Date 02 May 2023 | Archive Date 02 May 2023

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A true story about two sisters, four wheels and hordes of angry fashion police! Addie and Gussie Van Buren were raised by their father to be confident, competitive and not much concerned with stuffy opinions about what women can and can't do. So, when World War I broke out in Europe, the sisters believed women should be able to join the fight. To prove that women would make excellent battlefield messengers, they decided to drive their motorbikes across the country, dressed sensibly in leather coats and pants. Only, this was 1916, and women didn't ride motorbikes. And women certainly did not wear pants! Despite being stopped repeatedly for wearing “men's” clothing, the Van Buren sisters showed that “woman can, if she will”! Part of the Head-to-Head History series, this irreverently told, inspiring story by J. F. Fox showcases one of the many battles in the history of the women's movement. This thrilling story continues to delight people today, including the descendants of the Van Buren sisters who commemorate their accomplishments by re-creating the iconic ride with dozens of other women bikers. This highly readable book adds historical context with notes at the back of the book, and a glossary and bibliography expand the content and help promote inquiry-based learning. Historical details are incorporated into Anna Kwan's illustrations, which use comic-style speech bubbles and plenty of humor to keep the tone fun and lively.

A true story about two sisters, four wheels and hordes of angry fashion police! Addie and Gussie Van Buren were raised by their father to be confident, competitive and not much concerned with...


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ISBN 9781525302480
PRICE CA$19.99 (CAD)
PAGES 40

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