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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 26, Kris rated it liked it. It contains a brief synopsis of women who have somehow contributed to Canada, whether in the arts, the sciences, or political reform. The segments about each women contain just enough information to pique the reader's interest but are short enough to read in a few minutes.
After finishing the book I am a little curious about Forster's choice of including the word 'heroine' in the title. I think the title would have been more accurate if she had simpl Canadian Heroines is an interesting read. I think the title would have been more accurate if she had simply entitled the book ' Famous and Forgotten Female Faces'. Some of the women Forster included in the book were not really heroines by any traditional sense of the word; they went through adversity but did not really contribute to society. These women's stories were interesting and showed hardships women faced but there were probably many other non-recorded women who experienced and overcame the same adversity; so forgotten yes, heroine, no.
Also Merna Forster was a little loose on her definition of Canadian. These women ranged from people who were born in Canada and spent their whole lives here to others who just lived in Canada for years and then left.
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Still, important stories but not truly Canadian. That being said, I loved picking up facts about various women in the book who were clearly Canadian and clearly heroines. I can not wait to share some of the information I learned with others and especially my Girl Guides. I plan on reading her second book on this topic, More Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces, to get a few more facts as well.
Apr 27, Brianna rated it really liked it. I liked how the author included women of different backgrounds not just have white women in it. I was also shocked because I only knew about 2 of the women in this book before and I'm actually Canadian.
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Overall, it's a very interesting book. Feb 03, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: history.
The book offers a brief look at accomplished women. It's the sort of book that you can pick up and put down, since each profile only takes 5 to 15 minutes to read. Would I recommend the book? Sort of.
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It does offer more than you'll find by surfing the net, but barely. I'll definitely hop online and learn more about the women who caught my interest, but I suspect that a search for historical Canadian women would also have offered just enough to whet my appetite, which is mainly what this book The book offers a brief look at accomplished women. I'll definitely hop online and learn more about the women who caught my interest, but I suspect that a search for historical Canadian women would also have offered just enough to whet my appetite, which is mainly what this book does.
Having said that, reading it will probably introduce you to women you might not stumble across yourself, so it might be worth picking up. Jul 06, Jessica-Robyn rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , aboot-canada , about-women. This was an excellent resource for reference when I was doing a school project in Elementary. The excepts were pretty short and for a young kid who didn't know how to fully use the Internet it gave me direction.
It also however, gave me an interest in women's history and Canadian history in general. Compare all 16 new copies. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This inspiring collection profiles remarkable women -- heroines in science, sport, preaching and teaching, politics, war and peace, arts and entertainment, and more. In Canadian Heroines you'll meet remarkable women in science, sport, preaching and teaching, politics, war and peace, arts and entertainment, etc. Find out how we're remembering them. Seller Inventory AAC More information about this seller Contact this seller.
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Seller Inventory B Seller Inventory ING As we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Persons Case on October 18, , discover some of the many heroines Canada can be proud of. Find out how we're remembering them. Or not! She worked with national historic sites and national parks across Canada for 20 years while employed by Parks Canada. A recipient of the Canada Commemorative Medal from the Governor General, she has been discovering historical heroines from coast to coast during her travels.
You can visit her website at www. She lives in Victoria. A book of encyclopedic biographical references, Heroines is fresh and informative even to the seasoned feminist reader This is a book of rich achievements, but more, it is a storytelling book about great characters Cross-dressing doctors, physicists, actors, Mohawk leaders - you name it, our foremothers are all of these - and more. See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books. Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist. USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. About the Author Merna Forster is a historian who has also been an archivist and park naturalist.