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Grace Banker and Her Hello Girls Answer the Call by Claudia Friddell
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Grace Banker and Her Hello Girls Answer the Call by Claudia Friddell
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Feb 02, 2021 | ISBN 9781684373505

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NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book
NCSS Septma Clark Award, Elementary Level Honoree
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year

★ ”This picture book for older students provides material not readily available about the Signal Corps and the early role of women in the military. It also provides needed backdrop for the suffrage movement happening about the same time.” —School Library Connection, starred review

“An overlooked hero of World War I is given her due. Quotes from Banker’s diary and letters accompany Friddell’s straightforward, descriptive text, bringing to life her dedication, humor, and fearlessness. Baddeley’s appealing, comics-style illustrations provide a strong sense of time and place… (o)verall, this overlooked piece of history—the role of women during World War I—is presented in engaging detail, and the result is a captivating depiction of a smart, spirited woman who found a way to use her skills and intelligence to benefit her country in an unexpected way. An absorbing look at one woman’s achievements during World War I.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This picture book should hold strong appeal for both independent readers and middle grade listeners, making it an excellent selection for curricular use.” —Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books

“Already a college graduate and an instructor at a switchboard operators’ school, Grace Banker…was named chief operator of the first-ever unit of women soldiers. Friddell’s narrow focus on Banker’s twenty months of service highlights an inspiring, little-known story of everyday ‘girls’ stepping up to heroically serve their country—despite gender injustices—and making history.” The Horn Book

“Recounted with the same plucky spirit as its heroine, this picture-book biography of Grace Banker is a heartening story of grit, charm, and bravery.” —Booklist

“I loved this…any conversation about women, women in war, technology advances, can use this in the collection.” —Kiss the Book

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