BIRMINGHAM, Mich. -- Sunbury Press has released Women Who Changed the World: The Journey and the Joy, a compilation about important women by students from the Crankbrook Schools.
A talented group of 8th grade female student authors from the Cranbrook Schools, guided by three editors, collaborated in what they called "The Cranbrook Project," to create a book of brief biographies about important women who have achieved great things in their lives. The girls wrote about the following women:
About the Cranbrook Schools:
- Dr. Sue Carter
- Mamatha Chamarthi
- Mildred Dresselhaus
- Katharine Hayhoe
- Justice Bridget McCormack
- Justice Maura Corrigan
- Lou Anna K. Simon
- Dr. Xiangqun Zeng
- Lynn Povich
- Arlyce Seibert
- Kym Worthy
- Florine Mark
Cranbrook Schools is located on a beautiful 319-acre campus, known as one of the masterpieces of American architecture. In 1989, it was designated as a National Historic Landmark, an honor accorded only two other independent schools in the United States. Sharing the grounds with the Schools are the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Museum (1932) and the Cranbrook Institute of Science (1930), both considered preeminent in their fields. Cranbrook House, the home of our founders George and Ellen Booth, is surrounded by 40 acres of gardens, lawns, and woodlands.
Facilities and Buildings
School buildings include Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School - Cranbrook Campus and Kingswood Campus, Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls - Kingswood, Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Boys, Cranbrook Lower School Brookside, and the Vlasic Early Childhood Center. Other buildings include Lerchen Hall (the Schools' performing arts center), Wallace Ice Arena, and the Williams Natatorium.
For the 2014-2015 academic year, Cranbrook Schools enrolled 1659 students as follows: 504 in the Lower School, 351 in the Middle Schools, and 804 in the Upper School, 255 of whom are boarders. These students came from 16 states and 20 countries, reflecting a diversity of races, ethnic origins, and religious beliefs.
The school year, from September to June, is divided into semesters in the Lower and Upper Schools and trimesters in the Middle School. The Schools observe Thanksgiving break, winter and spring vacations, and national holidays.
The program at Cranbrook Lower School Brookside and the Vlasic Early Childhood Center has been carefully developed to introduce children to academic skills in a positive learning environment. The focus is on strong academics and a balance of fine arts in a liberal arts education. The single-sex program on separate campuses in the middle schools accommodates the specific physical, emotional, and learning differences between boys and girls in the adolescent years.
Recognized nationally for academic excellence, Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School has been named an Exemplary School by the U.S. Department of Education. The curriculum is college preparatory, offering a broad selection of courses.
Women Who Changed the World: The Journey and the Joy
by Gerard Mantese (Editor), Theresamarie Mantese (Editor), Gregory Nowakowski (Editor)
List Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 50 pages
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (May 13, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces
BISAC: Juvenile Nonfiction : Biography & Autobiography - Women
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