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You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!

Last updated Sunday, May 16, 2021

Author: Shana Corey
Illustrator: Chesley McLaren
Date of Publication: 1999
ISBN: 0439078199
Grade Level: 3rd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Mar. 2003

Synopsis: (from the publisher) Amelia Bloomer, who does not behave the way nineteenth-century society tells her a proper lady should, introduces pantaloons to American women to save them from the discomfort of their heavy, tight dresses.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make a Bloomer bookmark!
•  Write the front page to The Lily about the bloomers and other events in the book.
•  Make a button for a woman you admire, and include why you admire her.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don't have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!