Spring 2020

No Steps Behind

Beate Sirota Gordon's Battle for Women's Rights in Japan

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Discover the unlikely story of Beate Sirota Gordon, a young woman who grew up in Japan and returned as a translator working for the American military after WWII. Fluent in Japanese language and culture, she was assigned to work with the delegation writing the new post-war constitution. Thanks to her bravery in speaking up for the women of Japan, the new constitution ended up including equal rights for all women.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
On pre-order until 03/03/2020
$18.99 $14.24
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2019
Publisher Creston Books
Imprint Creston Books
Language English
Number of Pages 44
Publication Date 2020-03-03
BISACS JNF007070, JNF007120, JNF007020
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.5 x 11
Lexile 840
Features Bibliography/further reading and Original artwork

Illustrator: Shiella Witanto

Shiella Witanto draws or paints all day long. She grew up in Indonesia, where her hometown of Bandung has the best bowl of chicken noodles in the world, and now lives in San Francisco.

Author: Jeff Gottesfeld

Jeff Gottesfeld writes for page, stage, screen, and television. He's won many awards, including ones from the American Library Association, the Association of Jewish Libraries, and the Writer's Guild. He currently lives in Los Angeles.