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You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!

You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer! is a book written by Shana Corey and published in 2000. 
Author
Shana Corey
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Source
From YOU FORGOT YOUR SKIRT, AMELIA BLOOMER! By Shana Corey. Copyright ©2000 by Shana Corey. Reprinted by permission of Scholastic Inc.
Text Dependent Questions
Question
Amelia Bloomer thought it was “silly” that “proper ladies” were not allowed to vote or work. What did she think was even sillier than that?
Answer
She thought the way proper ladies were expected to dress was the “silliest thing of all.”
Question
Why does Amelia think it’s so silly that women are expected to dress this way?
Answer
The dresses were heavy and swept up mud and garbage from the street. The corsets under the dresses made it hard to breathe. The hoops under the dresses that made them puff out made them get stuck in doorways. Little girls couldn’t “run or jump or play.”
Question
What causes Amelia to stop wearing dresses?
Answer
Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s cousin, Libby, visits Amelia and isn’t wearing a dress.
Question
How did other people react to bloomers?
Answer
Some women who saw them in The Lily liked them and wanted their own pair. Other people disliked them and were happy when they went out of style.
Question
The story ends with two questions. How would you answer them?
Answer
Answers will vary