visual book report women in arts and entertainment by: Kristin Marciniak

Publisher: Abdo Publishing

Series:Women's lives in history

This book focuses on the many successes of women in many different fields.

The main focus for all the women in this book shows how they go from being the subject of the story to being the storyteller.

In other words, women go from not being able to do what men can do to writing scripts, co anchoring the news, and developing their own artistic voices.

The civil rights and women's rights movements of the 1960s and 70s broadened a new world for women in entertainment, mostly behind the scenes. 

Society became more accepting of women behind the scenes in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Now women today are found in every aspect of the entertainment world.

Some Key people include:

-Pauline Frederickson, Journalist

-Janis Joplin, Musician

-Ida Lupino, Director/ actress

-Joan Rivers, Comedian

-Twyla Tharp, Choreographer

-Wendy Wasserstein, playwright

- Misty Copeland, dancer

In this book I learned that women in the entertainment industry are singers, producers, managers, writers, business women and more, most of which only men were allowed to do.

My personal reaction to this book is that women are empowering to other young ladies and little girls. It gives us that confidence to know that we can do anything a man can do and be great at it. 

It shows us how much our world has evolved from women working only in their homes to out in the world, on the big screens, stages, behind the scenes, in the office, in their own building, workshops, studios, etc...

"what makes for great art is the courage to speak and write and paint what you know and care about." -photorealist Audrey Flack


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