Monday, September 3, 2012

Wheels of Change

WHEELS OF CHANGE by Sue macy. National Geographic, 2011.

Macy explores not only the evolution of the bicycle but also how their evolution paralleled the increase in freedom for women. Archival photographs, newspaper clippings, and more primary resources make this not only an informational but an entertaining examination of how the bicycle changed the landscape. With the demand of narrative nonfiction, teachers and librarians should be familiar with this and other works by veteran author Sue Macy. <476>

1 comment:

  1. This might be an interesting book to include in my art class. We can discuss social mores, history, and we can make art based on the bicyle, its components, the variations in form, and its use in different settings and environments. I have a mountain bike and a road bike myself.