Send a girl!
Rinker, Jessica M., author.

Send a girl!

Rinker, Jessica M., author.


Physical Description
38 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

General Note (Repeatable)
"The true story of how women joined the FDNY" -- Cover.

"Brenda Berkman was often told that she couldn't do certain things because she was a girl. When she grew up, she longed for a job that was challenging, different every day, and required physical and mental strength. In 1977 when the New York City Fire Department finally complied with the Civil Rights Act (from 1964) by allowing women to take the FDNY exam, Brenda jumped at the chance. But the FDNY changed the rules of the exam so women wouldn't be able to pass it. Even a lot of men couldn't pass this new exam. So Brenda Berkman took the FDNY to court. In 1982, they finally made a fair test, and Brenda and 40 other women passed. She then founded the United Women Firefighters, an organization that helps train and prepare women to be firefighters. Brenda went on to serve in the FDNY for 25 years, reaching the positions of Lieutenant and Captain, and was a first responder during the attacks on the Twin Towers on 9/11. Send a Girl! is Brenda Berkman's inspiring story." --
"This dynamic and inspiring picture book biography tells the story of a woman who broke an important barrier by becoming one of the first female fire fighters in New York City"-- Provided by publisher.

Personal Subject
Berkman, Brenda-Juvenile literature.

Corporate Subject
New York (N.Y.). Fire Department -- Officials and employees -- Juvenile literature.
New York (N.Y.). Fire Department. (OCoLC)fst01837582

Subject Term
Fire fighters -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women fire fighters -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.

Added Author
Hunt, Meg

Reading Level JCPL

Target Audience Note
Ages 4-8 Bloomsbury Children's Books.


Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2021.

Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookJB BERK32530610911701Main JCPLChildren's Library