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The Resource In their shoes : extraordinary women describe their amazing careers, by Deborah Reber

In their shoes : extraordinary women describe their amazing careers, by Deborah Reber

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In their shoes : extraordinary women describe their amazing careers
Title
In their shoes
Title remainder
extraordinary women describe their amazing careers
Statement of responsibility
by Deborah Reber
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This fun, accessible book should appeal to teens who are exploring career possibilities. Each chapter contains an interview with its subject, for example, Nancy Pearl, librarian, as well as sidebars and lists on what to do now to prepare, what the person's day is like, and a time line of how her career took shape over the years. Concrete details about the women's current lives and about how they attained their goals are included. The variety of careers is impressive, ranging from forensic scientist and sheriff to social worker and "actionist"-a woman who is part motivational speaker, part writer, and part actress. At the end of each chapter there is a list of complementary careers to help readers brainstorm for themselves, as well as at least one Web site for further information. Additionally, a mini-chapter on networking, stress release, and other job-related issues appears between every five chapters. Even though the subjects are all women, the material is not female-focused." --School Library Journal
  • "Even though girls today have an ever-expanding list of career choices, many are still confused about what to be when they grow up. This book provides answers. The striking cover, with pink and orange lettering and photos of eight different pairs of shoes ranging from pumps to hiking boots, is a quick clue to the excellent information contained within. The cover's promise is fulfilled as the book is packed with fun and useful information. The author interviewed fifty women with careers as varied as televison show creator, urban planner, business executive, and marine biologist. Each section begins with a photo and a fact list about that woman's job. The interview is in question/answer format, and several types of sidebars are used throughout the book. At the end of each section, five more related careers are described, so that in all, more than two hundred jobs are depicted. After every five interviews, Reber adds what she calls Lunch Break sections and addresses topics such as paying one's dues, how to network, the freelance life, and women in the workforce.̉" -- Voice of Youth Advocates
Summary
An array of careers are presented through a realistic examination of the work involved by professional women in their chosen occupations, including stories from actor Maura Tierney, editor Susan Schultz, and television series creator Shonda Rhimes
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2008
Biography type
contains biographical information
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194985
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
331.4092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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1170
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adolescent
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extraordinary women describe their amazing careers
Label
In their shoes : extraordinary women describe their amazing careers, by Deborah Reber
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip073/2006034801.html
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 411 p.
Isbn
9781416925781
Lccn
2006034801
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ports.
Label
In their shoes : extraordinary women describe their amazing careers, by Deborah Reber
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip073/2006034801.html
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 411 p.
Isbn
9781416925781
Lccn
2006034801
Other physical details
ports.

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