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A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2017 They were called sleuths in skirts, guardian mothers, copettes, and police in petticoats. It would be a long time—well over 150 years—before women in law enforcement were known simply as police officers. Balancing the stories of trailblazers from the past with those of today’s dedicated officers, chiefs, FBI agents, A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2017 They were called sleuths in skirts, guardian mothers, copettes, and police in petticoats. It would be a long time—well over 150 years—before women in law enforcement were known simply as police officers. Balancing the stories of trailblazers from the past with those of today’s dedicated officers, chiefs, FBI agents, and forensics experts, this collection of riveting biographies traces the evolution of women in policing. Women in Blue inspires readers to value those who broke through barriers—often enduring ridicule and discrimination as they fought for equality—while original interviews shed light on the daily challenges, rewards, and life on the job of various women currently in the trenches of law enforcement. The chronological progression puts hot-button issues like police brutality, race relations, and the treatment of suspects and prisoners into historic context and shows how many women in law enforcement are working to challenge and improve their field. This rich, authoritative history is packed with colorful anecdotes, excerpts from primary sources, and sidebars on related topics and includes photos, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of organizations interested teens can explore to learn more about the world of law enforcement, making it an indispensable resource for aspiring sleuths, officers, agents, crime scene investigators, and more.


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A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2017 They were called sleuths in skirts, guardian mothers, copettes, and police in petticoats. It would be a long time—well over 150 years—before women in law enforcement were known simply as police officers. Balancing the stories of trailblazers from the past with those of today’s dedicated officers, chiefs, FBI agents, A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2017 They were called sleuths in skirts, guardian mothers, copettes, and police in petticoats. It would be a long time—well over 150 years—before women in law enforcement were known simply as police officers. Balancing the stories of trailblazers from the past with those of today’s dedicated officers, chiefs, FBI agents, and forensics experts, this collection of riveting biographies traces the evolution of women in policing. Women in Blue inspires readers to value those who broke through barriers—often enduring ridicule and discrimination as they fought for equality—while original interviews shed light on the daily challenges, rewards, and life on the job of various women currently in the trenches of law enforcement. The chronological progression puts hot-button issues like police brutality, race relations, and the treatment of suspects and prisoners into historic context and shows how many women in law enforcement are working to challenge and improve their field. This rich, authoritative history is packed with colorful anecdotes, excerpts from primary sources, and sidebars on related topics and includes photos, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of organizations interested teens can explore to learn more about the world of law enforcement, making it an indispensable resource for aspiring sleuths, officers, agents, crime scene investigators, and more.

30 review for Women in Blue: 16 Brave Officers, Forensics Experts, Police Chiefs, and More

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    Thank you to Kid Lit Exchange for access to a free review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. From historical pioneers to modern day roles, this book profiles women in law enforcement. Each chapter features the biography of a woman in uniform, each chosen for their accomplishments and unique perspective. The early chapters establish the historical background of women in blue, and then later chapters detail current roles, including federal agents, leadership positions, and forensics. While Thank you to Kid Lit Exchange for access to a free review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. From historical pioneers to modern day roles, this book profiles women in law enforcement. Each chapter features the biography of a woman in uniform, each chosen for their accomplishments and unique perspective. The early chapters establish the historical background of women in blue, and then later chapters detail current roles, including federal agents, leadership positions, and forensics. While this book appeals to a pretty specific niche, it’s well written and would be a great addition to high school libraries.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ben Truong

    Women in Blue: 16 Brave Officers, Forensics Experts, Police Chiefs, and More is written by Cheryl Mullenbach and pays homage to sixteen women who have taken a role in law enforcement from officers to police chiefs and federal agents and forensic scientists. This book is divided into six sections, which group these women: Matrons, Policewomen, Police Officers, Police Chiefs, Federal Agents, and Police Scientists. Mullenbach has written powerful, riveting, and concise biographies of each of these Women in Blue: 16 Brave Officers, Forensics Experts, Police Chiefs, and More is written by Cheryl Mullenbach and pays homage to sixteen women who have taken a role in law enforcement from officers to police chiefs and federal agents and forensic scientists. This book is divided into six sections, which group these women: Matrons, Policewomen, Police Officers, Police Chiefs, Federal Agents, and Police Scientists. Mullenbach has written powerful, riveting, and concise biographies of each of these sixteen women law enforcement individuals. She writes intelligently with engaging narrative with colorful anecdotes, excerpts from primary sources. It is written in a chronological manner which explores the rich and authoritative history that traces women's journey in this male dominant workforce. All in all, Women in Blue: 16 Brave Officers, Forensics Experts, Police Chiefs, and More is a wonderfully written book and a magnificent collection of mini-biographies of sixteen law enforcement heroes, who happens to be women. It is a good read and reference book for anyone who wants to learn more about women in history.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Brandi

    Despite the author’s overuse of exclamation points and the erroneous identification of the show Forensic Files as fictional, this is a solid collective biography of females in law enforcement roles throughout US History. A significant percentage of the women profiled were practicing law enforcement in the 19th and 20th centuries, which only serves to highlight the changing roles of women in criminal justice professions across the years. Most of the women profiled are white, cisgendered and Despite the author’s overuse of exclamation points and the erroneous identification of the show Forensic Files as fictional, this is a solid collective biography of females in law enforcement roles throughout US History. A significant percentage of the women profiled were practicing law enforcement in the 19th and 20th centuries, which only serves to highlight the changing roles of women in criminal justice professions across the years. Most of the women profiled are white, cisgendered and presumably heterosexual. Although a couple of women of color stand out and one individual is discreetly identified as lesbian. Of note is the author’s contention that women are more prevalent in forensic science related fields when compared to other STEM related career paths. Unfortunately this title isn’t long enough nor written with the intention to explore that anomaly. Recommended for large middle and high school libraries with a need for titles featuring women’s history, law enforcement, and/or true crime.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Fern Daddy

    This book is composed of several short stories about women in law enforcement, the impact that they've made, and the roads that they've had to create for the future of female law enforcement. I thought it was very interesting and a great book for some quick female empowerment. Well written, good stories, and I learned some stuff!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Valerie

    Thank you, @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book! Opinions are my own! I very much enjoyed Women in Blue...interesting stories about female police officers, FBI agents, and more! Thank you, @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book! Opinions are my own! 🤗 I very much enjoyed Women in Blue...interesting stories about female police officers, FBI agents, and more!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Paper Clippers

    They were called sleuths in skirts, guardian mothers, copettes, and police in petticoats. It would be a long time—well over 150 years—before women in law enforcement were known simply as police officers. Balancing the stories of trailblazers from the past with those of today’s dedicated officers, chiefs, FBI agents, and forensics experts, this collection of riveting biographies traces the evolution of women in policing. Women in Blue inspires readers to value those who broke through barriers— They were called sleuths in skirts, guardian mothers, copettes, and police in petticoats. It would be a long time—well over 150 years—before women in law enforcement were known simply as police officers. Balancing the stories of trailblazers from the past with those of today’s dedicated officers, chiefs, FBI agents, and forensics experts, this collection of riveting biographies traces the evolution of women in policing. Women in Blue inspires readers to value those who broke through barriers—often enduring ridicule and discrimination as they fought for equality—while original interviews shed light on the daily challenges, rewards, and life on the job of various women currently in the trenches of law enforcement. The chronological progression puts hot-button issues like police brutality, race relations, and the treatment of suspects and prisoners into historic context and shows how many women in law enforcement are working to challenge and improve their field. This rich, authoritative history is packed with colorful anecdotes, excerpts from primary sources, and sidebars on related topics and includes photos, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of organizations interested teens can explore to learn more about the world of law enforcement, making it an indispensable resource for aspiring sleuths, officers, agents, crime scene investigators, and more.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    "Women in Blue" is about the various jobs women have held in policing in the past to the present. It's aimed at young adults and provided resources for those interested in a career in law enforcement. I'd recommend this book to teens and adults interested in this topic. The story of women in policing was told mainly through the biographies of sixteen women. We're told what life on the job was like for the early jail matrons and those who were among the first to patrol, be a detective, or police "Women in Blue" is about the various jobs women have held in policing in the past to the present. It's aimed at young adults and provided resources for those interested in a career in law enforcement. I'd recommend this book to teens and adults interested in this topic. The story of women in policing was told mainly through the biographies of sixteen women. We're told what life on the job was like for the early jail matrons and those who were among the first to patrol, be a detective, or police chief. We also learned about women in various forensic careers--like forensic artist and crime scene investigation--and in federal organizations like the FBI, US Secret Service, and customs inspections. We learned about the daily challenges these women faced, what jobs they did, and about some of their cases. The author did a good job of showing the women in their historical context. She showed how national events like wars or the Great Depression affected their jobs and the types of cases they dealt with. She also explained how women won equal opportunities for promotion, jobs, and pay. There were photos of the women, including some that show them during training or shooting competitions. I received an ebook review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Paul Franco

    Biographies of pioneering law-enforcement women in the history of the United States. Basically a little background on each woman, then descriptions of some crimes they solved. The premise made for much anticipation, but the execution came off as too matter-of-fact, almost textbook style; in fact, it got boring after a while. I imagine this book will be inspirational to its target audience, but as regular reading material it feels dumbed down. Almost more of a reference book, an introduction to Biographies of pioneering law-enforcement women in the history of the United States. Basically a little background on each woman, then descriptions of some crimes they solved. The premise made for much anticipation, but the execution came off as too matter-of-fact, almost textbook style; in fact, it got boring after a while. I imagine this book will be inspirational to its target audience, but as regular reading material it feels dumbed down. Almost more of a reference book, an introduction to get the reader excited about the historical figured they’d just read about, so that they go looking for more somewhere else. And there are plenty of suggestions for that. My two favorite parts were the nutshell dioramas—I wanna go see them—and the forensic artist. Extras take up the last 15%, starting with a list of law enforcement agencies. There are also web links and a bibliography. So this is a gateway book, supposedly for teens but reading a bit younger. Informative and fine for the target audience, but thought it could have been written better.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    This was an interesting book with short biographies of women in law enforcement; these are stories about women who defied the norm and social constraints of their time to work in a field that for too many years was restricted from women. I enjoyed the history shared in the book. Now, not all of the biographies were women from the past, there were some that were more recent. I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway, but the opinions are all my own.

  10. 4 out of 5

    BARBARA

    Women should definitely read this book. it gives you incite into how hard women worked to get into police work. I applauded each one of these hard working ladies as I learned her story. You can be anything you want to be if you try. We are made of tough stuff and they were too.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Firecat

    This book was a bit dry in places, but reading about some of the ladies in both the recent and distant past who paved the way for the women currently involved in law enforcement and seeing how far things have come was interesting.

  12. 4 out of 5

    PWRL

    SM

  13. 5 out of 5

    Masha

  14. 5 out of 5

    Chris

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Berg

  16. 4 out of 5

    Emma Sue

  17. 5 out of 5

    Melinda

  18. 4 out of 5

    Haley S

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen

  20. 4 out of 5

    Emily Kirby

  21. 5 out of 5

    Joan Haack

  22. 5 out of 5

    Staci

  23. 5 out of 5

    Molly

  24. 5 out of 5

    MSCOZY

  25. 5 out of 5

    Adella Meadows

  26. 4 out of 5

    Emma

  27. 5 out of 5

    Janet Squires

    Women in Blue: 16 Brave Officers, Forensics Experts, Police Chiefs, and More by Cheryl Mullenbach chronicles remarkable lives and contributions of women in law enforcement from Sadie Likens, Denver’s first Jail Matron in the late 1800s, to Cristina Pinto, a modern day Forensic Specialist, in this well-written and carefully researched collection of biographies. There’s an impressive number of “firsts” – Isabella Goodwin: first female Undercover Detective, Grace Wilson: Chicago’s first African Women in Blue: 16 Brave Officers, Forensics Experts, Police Chiefs, and More by Cheryl Mullenbach chronicles remarkable lives and contributions of women in law enforcement from Sadie Likens, Denver’s first Jail Matron in the late 1800s, to Cristina Pinto, a modern day Forensic Specialist, in this well-written and carefully researched collection of biographies. There’s an impressive number of “firsts” – Isabella Goodwin: first female Undercover Detective, Grace Wilson: Chicago’s first African American Policewoman, Eva Blackman: first woman to become a Police Commissioner, and Penny Harrington: Portland’s first female Police Detective and first female Police Chief as the author traces the history of women in law enforcement. The accounts point out both the ridicule and discrimination women faced and the determination and successes they achieved, often under the most difficult of circumstances. Comprehensive interviews provide readers with thoughtful accounts of the professional and personal challenges inherent in their various fields such as FBI special agent, Forensic Artist, and Forensic Specialist and the individual stories behind their success. Julia Grimes account of her life as an Alaska State Trooper Pilot begins on a whim by Julia’s father when he agrees to let her take an introductory ride in a Cessna because he’s sure she’ll become airsick and give up her interest in flying. But the 14-year-old discovers a passion that leads her to a career that includes aerial surveillance, working with a K-9 drug dog, and undercover work. The stories are both educational and entertaining, rich with anecdotes that run the gamut from horrendous to humorous. The content, which provides an historical perspective on topics ranging from prostitution to police brutality as well as discussions of modern-day drugs, and violent crime, is handled with honesty and sensitivity. Never-the-less, parents of younger teens might be advised to peruse the book and be prepared to discuss the contents. The book contains side bars to direct the reader’s attention to related topics. Black and white photographs, a list of resources for learning more about career opportunities in law enforcement, source notes, and a bibliography complete the book.

  28. 5 out of 5

    jennet wheatstonelllsl Proc

  29. 5 out of 5

    Elaine

  30. 4 out of 5

    Courtney

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