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Karen Blumenthal


Karen Blumenthal

Karen Blumenthal is the author of Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America; and Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929, a 2003 Sibert Honor Book. A veteran Wall Street Journal editor and reporter and a die-hard sports fan, she lives with her husband and two daughters in Dallas, Texas.

Karen Blumenthal

Books by Karen Blumenthal

by Karen Blumenthal - Biography, Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+

Bonnie and Clyde: we've been on a first name basis with them for almost 100 years. Immortalized in movies, songs and pop culture references, they are remembered mostly for their storied romance and tragic deaths. But what was life really like for Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker in the early 1930s? How did two dirt-poor teens from west Texas morph from vicious outlaws to legendary couple? And why?

by Karen Blumenthal - Biography, Politics, Women's History, Youth Fiction
As a young girl, Hillary Diane Rodham’s parents told her she could be whatever she wanted --- as long as she was willing to work for it. Hillary took those words and ran. In a life on the front row of modern American history, she has always stood out --- whether she was a teen campaigning for the 1964 Republican presidential candidate, winning recognition in Life magazine for her pointed words as the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College, or working on the Richard Nixon impeachment case as a newly minted lawyer.
For all her accomplishments, scrutiny and scandal have followed this complex woman since she stepped into the public eye --- from her role as First Lady of Arkansas to First Lady of the United States to becoming the first female U.S. senator from New York to U.S. secretary of state. Despite intense criticism, Hillary has remained committed to public service and dedicated to health-care reform, children's issues and women’s rights. Now, she aspires to a bigger role: her nation's first woman president.
by Karen Blumenthal - Crime, History, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

John Taliaferro Thompson had a mission: to develop a lightweight, fast-firing weapon that would help Americans win on the battlefield. His Thompson submachine gun could deliver a hundred bullets in a matter of seconds --- but didn't find a market in the U.S. military. Instead, the Tommy gun became the weapon of choice for a generation of bootleggers and bank-robbing outlaws, and became a deadly American icon.

by Karen Blumenthal - Biography, Nonfiction
From the start, Steve Jobs' path was never predictable. Framed by Jobs' inspirational Stanford commencement speech and illustrated throughout with black and white photos, this is the story of the man who changed our world.
by Karen Blumenthal - History, Popular Culture

Filled with period art and photographs, anecdotes, and portraits of unique characters from the era, this book looks at the rise and fall of the disastrous social experiment known as Prohibition.