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It brings to life the history of the women's movement in the U.S. With essays by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Anna Quindlen, inspirational Oprah Book Club author Edwidge Danticat, and co-written by Emmy Award-winning writer Louise Gikow, the book vividly depicts the struggles and victories of American women.

Including bold graphics, three dimensional pop-ups and replicas of essential historical documents, Women: A Celebration of Strength sets the tone of the women's movement from the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls in 1848 to the election of the first woman Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2007. The book honors the milestones and achievements of women in sports, science, politics, business, the military and more, and takes a candid look at the issues that still affect women and their families today -- health care, domestic violence, education, and workplace equality.

Women: A Celebration of Strength is a fact-filled, boldly designed interactive book with surprises on every page, including our nation's most important documents on women's history.

By exploring women's experiences in art, culture, sports, careers and politics, the book presents the challenges and celebrates the achievements of all women-from your local hero to those in the national spotlight. Flipping through the book is like walking through an interactive museum exhibit with hands-on features that make the issues of the past and present come alive.

The idea behind the book's creation is twofold: to encourage us (and our children) to learn from these brave women's example and to help Legal Momentum continue their legacy. All proceeds from this book support Legal Momentum and help to achieve its goals of advancing women's rights in the 21st century.

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We know Legal Momentum very well.. Muriel Fox, Chair of VFA's board and several VFA officers and members have been intimately involved with LM ( or Legal Defense & Ed Fund) for years. The late Mary Jean Tully, is a founder of VFA. Jacqui Ceballos, VFA President

Founded in 1970 as NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, Legal Momentum has employed cutting edge legal, legislative and educational strategies to secure equality and justice for women. Below you'll find the highlights and milestones that have made a difference in the lives of millions of women and girls across America.

Mission Statement
Legal Momentum advances the rights of women and girls by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy. Legal Momentum works on behalf of women and girls is focused on securing:

· freedom from violence against women
· equal pay and equal work
· the health of women and girls
· strong families and strong communities

Vision Statement
Legal Momentum has a large vision. It is a society in which women control their own lives and make their own decisions about reproduction, family life and work, and enjoy safety and economic security throughout their lives. Women define their own goals and success. Women enjoy full civil rights and participate equally in the responsibilities and rewards of all aspects of the nationís governance, economic activity, social and cultural institutions, and family. Women are not marginalized as a fringe group nor a special interest group; womenís priorities, work and success are valued and deemed central to our nationís priorities, work and success.