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Author Goldsmith, Connie, 1945- author.

Title Women in the military : from drill sergeants to fighter pilots / by Connie Goldsmith
Published Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2019]
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Contents Women at war -- Mary Jennings Hegar in Afghanistan, 2009 -- Sarah Rosetta Wakeman in the American Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Deborah Sampson in the American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 -- Sidebar: the first woman to receive a silver star for combat -- One hundred years of service -- WWI: clerks and operators -- Wwii: expanding roles for women -- Captain Kiyo Sato, RN in the Korean War, 1951-1952 -- Slow progress -- The final barrier falls -- Sidebars: the first woman to join the U.S. military -- Timeline of historic advances for women in the military -- Taking a look at the military -- Why join the military? -- Is the military right for me? -- Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines? -- Sidebars: the women¿s army -- The first african-american woman to command cadets -- Joining up -- Welcome to the military -- Basic training -- Meet the drill sergeant -- Drill sergeants in power -- Gender integration -- In the Marines -- Special Forces -- Sidebar: the first women to complete army ranger training -- Women¿s work -- Working with dogs -- Meet the public affairs sergeant -- Reinventing herself -- Building bridges, mending fences -- Taking care of others -- Sidebars: military occupational specialties -- The first all-female flight deck crew -- The first woman to become an assault amphibian vehicle officer -- Sexual harassment and assault -- Cyber sexual assault -- The soldier -- The sailor -- Reporting and reprisal -- Righting the wrongs -- #MetTo -- Sidebar: the first woman to complete Marine infantry officer training -- Invisible veterans -- To care for him and his widow -- Female veteran equality -- VA medical care for women -- Coming home -- Homelessness and suicide in women veterans -- Veteran successes -- Sidebars: the Deborah Sampson Act -- Success after service -- Let's take a vote! -- Closing -- Sidebar: former navy pilot saves commercial aircraft -- Glossary
Summary "In 2015 the Pentagon changed a historical ruling, allowing American women to serve in front-line ground combat troops. Women have served in the military throughout history. Yet no matter their title, they face discrimination and even sexual assault. Meet the women who serve their country and stand up for fairness."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Grades 9-12
Ages 13-18
Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Sexual harassment in the military -- United States -- Juvenile literature
Women and the military -- United States -- Juvenile literature
Women in combat -- United States -- Juvenile literature
Women soldiers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Women soldiers -- Crimes against -- United States -- Juvenile literature
Women soldiers -- United States -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature
Armed Forces -- Women.
Sexual harassment in the military.
Women and the military.
Women in combat.
Women soldiers.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Military & Wars.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
United States -- Armed Forces -- Women -- Juvenile literature
United States -- Armed Forces -- Women -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Juvenile works.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018028499
ISBN 1541557077