You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer

Basic Info:

Written by Shana Corey. Illustrated by Chelsey McLaren. Published by Scholastic in 2000.

Book Review:

Amelia Bloomer was a prominent women’s right activist who fought for the right for women’s right to vote, and to work. She also invented bloomers – baggy pants to be worn underneath a short skirt! This true story is told in an approachable and kid-friendly tone and accompanied by beautiful illustrations. As the winner of multiple awards, this book is sure to please children of all ages! Teach a part of history that not enough people know about with You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer.


This is a video of You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer being read.

This has multiple lesson plans, interviews with the author, and information about the awards this book as won!



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