100 Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces
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"100 Canadian Heroines" profiles some remarkable women; from the adventurous Gudridur the Viking to murdered Mi'kmaq activist Anna Mae Aquash. You'll meet heroines in science, sport, preaching and teaching, politics, war and peace, arts and entertainment, etc.

The book is full of amazing facts and fascinating trivia about intriguing figures like mountaineer Phyllis Munday,...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Dundurn Group
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Kris
100 Canadian Heroines is an interesting read. 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...more
Sarah
The book offers a brief look at 100 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. 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...more
Jessica-Robyn
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. This book couldn't have acted as a better introduction, informational without being to heavy. My copy that I still have is full of poorly highlighted text but I still think it's pretty interesting to...more
Faye
Excellent. I knew of maybe 9 or 10 of these women before reading this book, so now I have a good loooong list of awesome Canadian women to look up and read more about. :)
Daffodil
Not as riveting as I thought it'd be. Regardless, very inspirational!
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Merna Forster is the author of the bestselling Canadian Heroines series, which brings together the inspiring true stories of great Canadian women and compelling historical images. Born and raised in the Alberta foothills, she obtained her undergraduate degree in arts and sciences at the University of Alberta. A recipient of the Richard J. Schmeelk Canada Fellowship, the author earned an M.A. in hi...more
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“Women are practically invisible on the pages of Canadian history textbooks, too often overshadowed by the feats of famous men.” 1 likes
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