What Every Girl Should Know: Margaret Sanger's Journey

by J. Albert Mann

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"Historical fiction at its best." -Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor winner
"An important, readable novel." -Kirkus Reviews

This compelling historical novel spans the early and very formative years of feminist and women's health activist Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, as she struggles to find her way amidst the harsh realities of poverty.

Margaret was determined to get out. She didn't want to clean the dirty dishes and soiled diapers that piled up day in and day out in her large family's small home. She didn't want to disappoint her ailing mother, who cared tirelessly for an ever-growing number of children despite her incessant cough. And Margaret certainly didn't want to be labeled a girl of "promise," destined to become either a teacher or a mother-which seemed to be a woman's only options.

As a feisty and opinionated young woman, Margaret Higgins Sanger witnessed and experienced incredible hardships, which led to her groundbreaking work as an advocate for women's rights and the founder of Planned Parenthood. This fiery novel of Margaret's early life paints the portrait of a young woman with the passion and courage to change the world.
  • ISBN10 1534419330
  • ISBN13 9781534419339
  • Publish Date 11 February 2020 (first published 12 February 2019)
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country US
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster
  • Imprint Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Edition Reprint
  • Format Paperback (US Trade)
  • Pages 256
  • Language English