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Author Rinker, Jessica M., author.

Title Send a girl! / by Jessica M. Rinker ; illustrated by Meg Hunt.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2021.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 920 BERKMAN    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  JB BERKMAN    DUE 11-03-21
 Burlington Public Library - New Children's Books  JB BERKMAN    DUE 11-10-21
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Children's Department  PEOPLE & PLACES E BER    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Children's Department  JB BERKMAN B.    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - New Children's Books  J 363.37 BERKMAN    DUE 11-02-21
 Manchester, Main Library - New Children's Books  J-B BERKMAN, BRENDA    DUE 11-13-21
 Mansfield, Main Library - Juvenile New Material  JB BERKMAN    In Processing
 Plainville Public Library - New Children's Books  J B BERKMAN    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - ON-ORDER (not available yet)    On Order

Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
Note "The true story of how women joined the FDNY" -- Cover.
Summary "Brenda Berkman was often told that she couldn't do certain things because she was a girl. When she grew up, she longed for a job that was challenging, different every day, and required physical and mental strength. In 1977 when the New York City Fire Department finally complied with the Civil Rights Act (from 1964) by allowing women to take the FDNY exam, Brenda jumped at the chance. But the FDNY changed the rules of the exam so women wouldn't be able to pass it. Even a lot of men couldn't pass this new exam. So Brenda Berkman took the FDNY to court. In 1982, they finally made a fair test, and Brenda and 40 other women passed. She then founded the United Women Firefighters, an organization that helps train and prepare women to be firefighters. Brenda went on to serve in the FDNY for 25 years, reaching the positions of Lieutenant and Captain, and was a first responder during the attacks on the Twin Towers on 9/11. Send a Girl! is Brenda Berkman's inspiring story." -- Amazon.com.
"This dynamic and inspiring picture book biography tells the story of a woman who broke an important barrier by becoming one of the first female fire fighters in New York City"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Audience Ages 4-8 Bloomsbury Children's Books.
Grades 2-3 Bloomsbury Children's Books.
Subject Berkman, Brenda -- Juvenile literature.
Fire fighters -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women fire fighters -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
New York (N.Y.). Fire Department -- Officials and employees -- Juvenile literature.
Berkman, Brenda. (OCoLC)fst01640864
New York (N.Y.). Fire Department. (OCoLC)fst01837582
Employees. (OCoLC)fst00909111
Fire fighters. (OCoLC)fst00925379
Women fire fighters. (OCoLC)fst01177679
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author Hunt, Meg, illustrator.
Other Form: Online version: Rinker, Jessica M. Send a girl! New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2021 9781547601752 (DLC) 2020028149
ISBN 9781547601745 (hardback)
1547601744 (hardback)
9781547601752 (ebook)
9781547601769 (ebook)
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