Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) by Sue Macy is a wonderful book to use for Women’s History Month. Macy rides with the thesis that the invention and widespread use of the bicycle had a profound impact on the lives of everyday women, from the fashions they wore to their participation in sports.

As you would expect from a National Geographic book, the illustrations include amazing black-and-white photographs from the era.

Listen to author Sue Macy explain how she was inspired to write the book and read an excerpt from one of the chapters at TeachingBooks.net.

As you will hear, the book would be a good choice for reading aloud, as well as for students looking for fresh information for history reports.

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (January 11, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1426307616
ISBN-13: 978-1426307614


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