When Grandma Burnt Her Bra

USD $19.99

When Grandma Burnt Her Bra uses humour to tell the story of feminism and women’s rights, exploring how, throughout history, both men and women have broken down barriers. The illustrations help convey, carefully and quirkily, the complex message that things were not always equal — and that they are not yet equal — which means that each generation faces the continued fight for equality. The call to action is to carry the flame forward. And best of all, this book has dinosaurs!

Specifications: 9781922539465   | 215mm x 288mm | Hardback | 32 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books

Samantha Tidy is a writer of fiction and non-fiction for both children and adults. She seeks out stories that cultivate connection and resilience and that help build community. She believes strongly that books can help us imagine a better world for the next generation to inherit. She is passionate about libraries, sustainable stewardship of our planet and using hope, action and compassion to regenerate our future. Samantha’s previous titles include The Day We Built the Bridge (MidnightSun Publishing, 2019) and Cloudspotting (Windy Hollow Books, 2023) among others

Aśka is an award‐winning visual storyteller, comics maker and science communicator. As a hugely engaging and popular presenter, Aśka is passionate about visual literacy. She has published more than ten books and graphic novels and is a recipient of several grants and fellowships.

Aśka’s illustrations are featured in previous EK Books titles My Storee, The Incurable Imagination and This is NOT a Book!

Australian Women’s Weekly
‘Maggie is named after her grandmother Margaret who set fire to bra ON PURPOSE! In protest over old worn-out attitudes. She carried placards that said ‘Equality for All In her day people said women were not as important as men!’

The Strawberry Post | 2.2k Twitter followers and a very dedicated blog following | 8th March (int. Women’s Day)
“A lot of children today may not know much about what happened in the past and how and why women had to fight for equality. This book is a brilliant way of showing and starting a conversation with kids about the women’s lib movement… A brilliant book that will make you smile as you read it.”

Sunday Telegraph
“This is a simple, powerful story with many themes – environment, community, friendship”

The Strawberry Fountain | active blog with 2.5k Facebook followers
“mixes humour with history and is a great way to introduce your child to the idea of equality and women’s rights”

The message carried in this book is the onward fight for gender equality’

National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature
“Big cheers for When Grandma Burnt Her Bra. A perfect book to encourage young girls to stand strong.” – Dr Belle Alderman AM, Director of National Centre of Australian Children’s Literature Inc.

Picture Book Parents
“This is a funny first book about activism and feminism that should definitely get children interested in the topic. It suggests the power of activism to make changes and, … a sense that there is still much to be done to achieve equality.”

The Canberra Times
“A fun look at women’s history, it follows how one little girl finds out how her grandmother fought for women’s rights in the 1960s. But this turns into something else, when a young imagination runs wild.”

South Sydney Herald
“The illustrations are bright and playful and the book has a delightful energy that sweeps you up in it.”

“A Grandma to Love is a story that reminds us of the importance of human connection and sharing stories across generations”

“I have seen no other book that tackles the history of feminism and women’s rights in such an effective and entertaining way.”

Living Arts Canberra
“This is a strong artistic pairing. I especially like the maturity of the language both creators use; they both assume the intelligence and curiosity of their readers.”

Blue Wolf Reviews
“Great discussions about roles for girls and women can be referred to from this book. When Grandma Burnt Her Bra is a terrific way to raise this important subject.”

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