Kitaj, Karma. Women who could ... and did.

Author:Gerrity, Mary T.
Position:Book Review - Young Adult Review - Brief Article

Huckle Hill Press (P.O. Box 67273, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467; 302p. illus. bibliog. index. c2002. 0-9715957-2-0. $16.95. SA

Dr. Kitaj sets herself a two-fold task in presenting her interviews with 26 women, all senior citizens who developed successful careers in science or the arts before the second wave of feminism began with the 1970s women's movement, Kitaj attempts to relate their stories and then to use their experiences to encourage young women to see them as "paper mentors." The women interviewed for the book were all ambitious, eager, and motivated in their career searches, and their comments reveal a strong independent streak. Many of their insights are interspersed with Kitaj's interpretations to inspire, support...

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