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Although warned by her brother Joe about the dangers of bicycle face the bulging eyes and scrunched up expression that female bikers were in danger of getting stuck with, if they pursued the masculine activity of bicycling Louisa Belinda Bellflower decided to risk it, and learn to cycle With a pair of borrowed trousers, Joe s patient instruction, and a lot of perseverance, she eventually mastered this new activity But what would her mother think Although the illustrations from Kelsey Although warned by her brother Joe about the dangers of bicycle face the bulging eyes and scrunched up expression that female bikers were in danger of getting stuck with, if they pursued the masculine activity of bicycling Louisa Belinda Bellflower decided to risk it, and learn to cycle With a pair of borrowed trousers, Joe s patient instruction, and a lot of perseverance, she eventually mastered this new activity But what would her mother think Although the illustrations from Kelsey Garrity Riley provide an answer to that question, in their depiction of the children s mother and her suffrage activism, it is still a pleasure watching Louisa being given the encouragement she deserves, when her mother discovers her attire and activities An informative afterword from author Larissa Theule givesinformation about the dawn of cycling, which was initially considered a scandalous and immodest activity for girls and women Bicycle Face was an actual concept, and while either sex could be afflicted with it in the popular imagination of the day, anyhow , it wascommonly applied to women, as a means of discouraging them from the activity Informative and entertaining by turns, Born to Ride A Story About Bicycle Face pairs a simple fictional narrative with adetailed non fictional afterword and bright, appealing artwork Recommended to young cyclists, of whatever sex, and to anyone looking for children s stories about one of the historical restrictions put on young girls behavior Well crafted picture book with some interesting historical information about the liberating impact of the bicycle on women I had never heard of bicycle face Bicycle Face was a terrible affliction for girls who defied convention and dared to ride a bicycle, or so said those who were determined to limit women and girls to wearing only skirts and using their feet for travel Larissa Theule writes a wonderful picture book about a young girl who is determined to ride a bike just like her brother does and even goes so far as to put on a pair of his pants Wonderful illustrations by Kelsey Garrity Riley show Louisa s grit and also incorporates a variety Bicycle Face was a terrible affliction for girls who defied convention and dared to ride a bicycle, or so said those who were determined to limit women and girls to wearing only skirts and using their feet for travel Larissa Theule writes a wonderful picture book about a young girl who is determined to ride a bike just like her brother does and even goes so far as to put on a pair of his pants Wonderful illustrations by Kelsey Garrity Riley show Louisa s grit and also incorporates a variety of women fighting for the right to vote Backmatter elaborates on the so called Bicycle Face and the emphasis on male only bike riding Also included is information on the suffrage movement in the 1890s and until 1920 when the 19th Amendment was ratified Great book to pair with those who read Christina Uss award winning Bicycle Girl or who enjoy historical fiction Target audience is likely grades 2 5 This is a wonderful book I choose very few children s books to keep on my library shelf, but this is one of them Why do I love this book so much First of all, this book is gorgeous brilliantly illustrated I could look at these drawings pictures for long periods of time You could learn so much about the time period from just observing these amazing illustrations Second, I love history This book is a story of a girl living in 1896, when girls were not allowed to wear pants or ride bicycle This is a wonderful book I choose very few children s books to keep on my library shelf, but this is one of them Why do I love this book so much First of all, this book is gorgeous brilliantly illustrated I could look at these drawings pictures for long periods of time You could learn so much about the time period from just observing these amazing illustrations Second, I love history This book is a story of a girl living in 1896, when girls were not allowed to wear pants or ride bicycles or vote at 18 In this book, we learn that their were strong opinions about the negative effects of riding a bike Who knew people ever thought this way So much interesting history that we get to not only learn for ourselves but teach our children in a fun and entertaining way And last, I loved this girls will to not give up she keeps trying even when she fails This is a truly a special book that is worth the space it takes up in my home library This book has so much potential, yet does not deliver While it touches on an important piece of history, the book ends as it should be gaining momentum Louisa Belinda wants to learn to ride her brother Joe s bike, which was an activity that was frowned upon for girls and women when this story takes place just before the turn of the century With some perseverance, she succeeds, which inspires her mother, who can be seen in the illustrations to be active in the suffragist movement This, along, This book has so much potential, yet does not deliver While it touches on an important piece of history, the book ends as it should be gaining momentum Louisa Belinda wants to learn to ride her brother Joe s bike, which was an activity that was frowned upon for girls and women when this story takes place just before the turn of the century With some perseverance, she succeeds, which inspires her mother, who can be seen in the illustrations to be active in the suffragist movement This, along, with the quote by Susan B Anthony in the beginning of the book, lead the reader to believe that this story will entail how the bicycle played an important role in the suffragist movement However, the book ends just as Louisa Belinda s mother decides how to learn to ride a bicycle The back matter goes on to tell this important part of history, but is intendedfor the adults who may be reading the book to children instead of the children themselves.Kelsey Garrity Riley s illustrations are lovely and have an era appropriate feel to them She does a lovely job of capturing the characters emotions and providing accurate details of the time period.While this is still an enjoyable read and important to both women s history and the perseverance it takes to complete a difficult task, both the author and the publisher missed the opportunity to make this a wonderful nonfiction picture book about the role of the bicycle in accelerating the suffragist movement Nonetheless, it is still a nice addition to library collections and a worthwhile story for readers A historical fiction picture book of a girl who learns to ride a bicycle despite the threat of bicycle face After all, she could balance just as well as her brother walking logs and he hadn t gotten it Her bicycle face turns out to be a gigantic, joyous smile Absolutely love the afterword From Bicycles to Votes .Free Book ♾ Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face ⚖ Louise Belinda Bellflower lives in Rochester, New York, inShe spends her days playing with her brother, Joe But Joe gets to ride a bicycle, and Louise Belinda doesn t In fact, Joe issues a solemn warning If girls ride bikes, their faces will get so scrunched up, eyes bulging from the effort of balancing, that they ll get stuck that way FOREVER Louise Belinda is appalled by this nonsense, so she strikes out to discover the truth about this so called bicycle face Set against the backdrop of the women s suffrage movement, Born to Ride is the story of one girl s courageous quest to prove that she can do everything the boys can do, while capturing the universal freedom and accomplishment children experience when riding a bike We ve all heard about different things that were allowed only for men and boys in the past yes, there are still things like that today but I never realized riding a bicycle was one of them In this book, a young girl decides that she wants to ride her brother s bicycle despite the fact that they are both worried she will get bicycle face since women are too fragile to ride Her brother helps her and she starts a trend Not only is there wonderful factual information at the back of the book t We ve all heard about different things that were allowed only for men and boys in the past yes, there are still things like that today but I never realized riding a bicycle was one of them In this book, a young girl decides that she wants to ride her brother s bicycle despite the fact that they are both worried she will get bicycle face since women are too fragile to ride Her brother helps her and she starts a trend Not only is there wonderful factual information at the back of the book talking about where and when bicycle face and wheelwomen started, but it helps to explain how things like riding a bicycle were steps towards getting the votes for women One of the great things about this book is the second story that is being told in the illustrations as her mother works with other suffragettes to gain the right to vote It could be fun for kids to write the text to that story as well Let me tell you what I think about bicycling I think it has doneto emancipate women than anything else in the world I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel Susan B AnthonyThe story features a young girl named Louisa Belinda Bellflower who, after seeing her brother ride his bicycle, decides she wants to learn She dons a pair of her brother s trousers and asks Joe to teach her What about bicycle faceA condition that supposedly happened to women because th Let me tell you what I think about bicycling I think it has doneto emancipate women than anything else in the world I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel Susan B AnthonyThe story features a young girl named Louisa Belinda Bellflower who, after seeing her brother ride his bicycle, decides she wants to learn She dons a pair of her brother s trousers and asks Joe to teach her What about bicycle faceA condition that supposedly happened to women because they aren t strong enough to balance on a bicycle Louisa Belinda decides to forge ahead anyway And though it is difficult, she eventually manages to ride With some alarm, she felt her eyes bulge, and her mouth widen into a gigantic, joyous smile And soon her mother joins her, too.Include an author s note in the back Touches on role of bicycle in helping women move their freedom forward Positive role of brother Joe, who helps Louisa Belinda learn Louisa Belinda shows perseverance and resilience, staying committed despite falling down again and again Joe is a patient teacher despite the blurb in the front that makes it sound like they are in an antagonistic relationship They are both afraid of bicycle face for her, but she takes the risk Includes a lot of references to women s suffrage in the illustrat Touches on role of bicycle in helping women move their freedom forward Positive role of brother Joe, who helps Louisa Belinda learn Louisa Belinda shows perseverance and resilience, staying committed despite falling down again and again Joe is a patient teacher despite the blurb in the front that makes it sound like they are in an antagonistic relationship They are both afraid of bicycle face for her, but she takes the risk Includes a lot of references to women s suffrage in the illustrations All people shown are white except for one house that has a brown family, and a couple of brown faces in what look like women s suffrage activities There is also a woman in a wheelchair depicted twice