Biographie En Images: Voici Elsie Macgill

Elizabeth MacLeod (Author) Mike Deas (Illustrator)
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Durant son enfance au d but des ann es 1900, Elsie MacGill s'attendait accomplir ses r ves... Et c'est exactement ce qu'elle a fait En 1927, elle devient la premi re femme dipl m e du programme de g nie lectrique de l'Universit de Toronto. Deux ans plus tard, Elsie obtient sa ma trise en g nie a ronautique -- un programme qu'elle a compl t partir de son lit d'h pital apr s avoir contract la polio.

Absolument rien au monde n'aurait pu d tourner Elsie de sa passion pour l'ing nierie En 1929, en pleine grande crise, elle devient officiellement ing nieure en a ronautique. l' poque, elle travaille sur des avions de dernier cri, mais pendant la Deuxi me Guerre mondiale, Elsie est responsable de la production l' chelle canadienne du Hawker Hurricane, un avion-chasseur utilis par les Forces alli es.

Les succ s d'Elsie MacGill d passent largement les fronti res de l'ing nierie Poursuivant le travail d j entam par sa m re et sa grand-m re, Elsie se consacre la lutte pour l' galit des femmes. Elle deviendra ainsi une experte des droits des femmes et participera la Commission royale d'enqu te sur la situation de la femme au Canada.

In this amazing addition to the Biographie en images series, young Canadians will learn about the trailblazing Elsie MacGill, whose work on the Canadian-made Hawker Hurricane fighter helped the Allied forces to victory in World War II.

Elsie was born in 1905 to a mother who was a feminist pioneer in her own right. Elsie grew up fully expecting to follow her dreams. And she did. Elsie was the first woman to graduate from the University of Toronto's electrical engineering program. Elsie went on to earn a master's in aeronautical engineering -- but contracted polio the day before her convocation. She battled back, and a storied engineering career followed, including being in charge of the tooling and manufacture of the famous Hawker Hurricane. Later in life she was a champion of women's rights and her work shaped many of the protections we now enjoy.

Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of Elsie MacGill is the first ever written for younger readers.

Original title: Scholastic Canada Biography: Elsie MacGill

Product Details

Price: $16.98  $15.62
Publisher: Scholastic
Published Date: September 01, 2019
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 9.1 X 0.3 X 9.1 inches | 0.75 pounds
ISBN: 9781443170222

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About the Author

Elizabeth MacLeod a ?t? r?dactrice pour le magazine OWL avant d'?crire de nombreux ouvrages pour enfants. Elle est l'auteure de l'album Bunny, cheval de guerre; du livre documentaire Canada en vedette (avec Frieda Wishinsky) et des livres de la collection Biographie en images. Elizabeth vit ? Toronto. Mike Deas est auteur-illustrateur de bandes dessin?es, telles que Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus. Il signe aussi les illustrations de la s?rie Graphic Guide Adventure. Sa passion pour l'illustration a ?t? entretenue tout au long de son enfance ? l'?le Saltspring, en Colombie-Britannique o? il habite encore aujourd'hui. Elizabeth MacLeod is the author of many notable Canadian non-fiction titles including Bunny, cheval de guerre, Canada en vedette (co-authored with Frieda Wishinsky), as well as many critically acclaimed biographies. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. Mike Deas is an author-illustrator of graphic novels, most recently Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus. His love for illustrative storytelling comes from an early love of reading and drawing while growing up on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.