No Steps Behind: Beate Sirota Gordon’s Battle for Women’s Rights in Japan
2020 Winner – Children’s Literature
No Steps Behind:Beate Sirota Gordon’s Battle for Women’s Rights in Japan by Jeff Gottesfeld, Illustrated by Shiella Witanto (Creston Books)
Beate Sirota came to Japan as a young girl, learning its language, customs, and traditions. She loved her adopted country. When an extraordinary convergence of circumstances gave her the chance, she dared to do the unthinkable — write a clause for the new national constitution guaranteeing women equal rights.
- National Jewish Book Award Finalist
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