Bibliography


Nonfiction Books for All Ages

  • Selected Writings on Writing Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World. eBook, 2012.
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship that Changed the World. New York: Henry Holt, 2011.
  • Thanksgiving: The True Story. New York: Henry Holt, 2008.
  • Adventurous Women: Eight True Stories about Women Who Made a Difference. New York : Henry Holt, 2006, eBook, 2011.
  • Where the Action Was: Women War Correspondents in World War II. New York : Crown, 2002.
  • Girls: A History of Growing Up Female in America. New York : Scholastic, 2000.
  • Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial. New York : Henry Holt, 1997, eBook, 2011.
  • Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II. New York : Crown, 1995.
  • Strike! The Bitter Struggle of American Workers from Colonial Times to the Present. Brookfield , CT : The Millbrook Press, 1995.
  • Toilets, Bathtubs, Sinks, and Sewers: A History of the Bathroom. New York : Atheneum, 1994. eBook, 2011.
  • Women in Society: United States of America. New York : Marshall Cavendish and Singapore : Times International, 1994.
  • Mother Jones and the March of the Mill Children. Brookfield , CT : The Millbrook Press, 1994.
  • Madam C.J. Walker : Building A Business Empire. Brookfield , CT : The Millbrook Press, 1994, eBook, 2012
  • A Woman Unafraid: The Achievements of Frances Perkins. New York : ASJA Press, 2010.
  • Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for the Vote. Brookfield , CT : The Millbrook Press, 1993.
  • 101 Ways To Do Better in School. Mahwah , NJ : Troll Publications, 1993.
  • Spies! Women in the Civil War. Cincinnati : Betterway Books, 1992. eBook, 2013
  • Breaking the Chains:The Crusade of Dorothea Lynde Dix. New York: ASJA Press, 2010, eBook, 2012.

Chapter in Nonfiction Book for Young Readers

  • “Great Strides: Women in the Twentieth Century.” in J. Giblin, ed. The Century That Was: Twelve Authors Reflect On The Past Hundred Years. New York : Atheneum, 2000.

Children's Fiction Books

  • Too Old for a Babysitter. eBook, 2011.
  • Dark Closets and Noises in the Night. Mahwah , NJ : Paulist Press, 1991.
  • I Never Do Anything Bad . Mahway , NJ : Paulist Press, 1988.

Nonfiction Magazine Articles for Young Readers

  • “Adventure!” Images , Sept., 1994. Vol. 3, No. 5.
  • “A Winning Attitude: Coach Vivian Stringer.” Images , Sept. 1994. Vol. 5, No. 7.
  • “Girls and Sports.” (cover story) Sports Illustrated for Kids , Sept. 1993.
  • “Learning on the Ropes.” Sports Illustrated for Kids , March, 1992.
  • “Running the Rapids.” Sports Illustrated for Kids , March, 1992.
  • “What Makes Kids Laugh.” U*S*Kids A Weekly Reader Magazine , June 1991.
  • “Feeling Proud.” U*S*Kids A Weekly Reader Magazine , Feb., 1990.
  • “Stamps!” U*S*Kids A Weekly Reader Magazine , Dec., 1989.

Children's Fiction Magazine Stories

  • “Really Red Hair.” U*S*Kids A Weekly Reader Magazine , July, 1991.
  • “Storm.” Cricket. Sept. 1990.
  • “But Not Ms. Anderson.” U*S*Kids A Weekly Reader Magazine , April, 1990.
  • “Don't Touch.” U*S*Kids A Weekly Reader Magazine , Dec., 1989.
  • “ Boulder House Scare.” U*S*Kids A Weekly Reader Magazine , Oct., 1989.
  • “I Like It When Kids Laugh.” U*S*Kids A Weekly Reader Magazine , May, 1989.

Reprints/Children's Fiction Magazine Stories

  • “Boulder House Scare.” Weekly Reader , Summer, 1991.

Reprints/Young Readers' Nonfiction Book

  • Strike! The Bitter Struggle of American Workers from Colonial Times to the Present , pp. 19-20 in GED Satellite Revision . Contemporary Books/McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Nonfiction Books for Adults

  • Chess, Stella, Alexander Thomas, and Penny Colman. Fifty Years Together: Researchers, Psychiatrists, Professors, Parents. April, 1993.
  • Colman, Penny. This is Bergen County Where People Make a Difference . Bergen County . NJ: League of Women Voters, 1989.
  • Grand Canyon Magic . Englewood , NJ : PMC Books, 1987.

Chapters, Articles, and Essays in Nonfiction Books

  • “Point of Departure”. In Wolf, S., Enciso, P., Coats, K., Jenkins, C. (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Children’s and Young Adult Literature. New York: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis, 2011.
  • “On Writing: One Writer's Perspective.” In Lehr, S. (Ed.) Shattering the Looking Glass: Challenges, Risk, and Controversy in Children's Literature. Norwood , MA : Christopher-Gordon, 2008.
  • Kristo, Janice V., Penny Colman, and Sandip Wilson. “Bold New Perspective: Issues in Selecting and Using Nonfiction.” In Lehr, S. (Ed.) Shattering the Looking Glass: Challenges, Risk, and Controversy in Children's Literature. Norwood , MA : Christopher-Gordon, 2008
  • Colman, Penny. “Autobiography.” in Something about the Author . Farmington Hills , MI : Thomson Gale, vol. 160, 2005.

  • Magazine/Journal Articles and Essays for Adults

    • “In Search of Literary Women's Landmarks,” BookWomen, October-November 2012.
    • “Why I Write Women's History.” Feminist Writer of the Month, Veteran Feminist of America website, Feb. 2011.
    • “Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony.” National Women's History Project enewsletter, Feb. 15, 2011.
    • “Keeping America Running: Women in World War II.” On*Patrol, the Magazine of the USO, Spring 2011.
    • “Women in the Poets' Corner,” BookWomen, Aug.-Sept. 2011.
    • “Story=Fiction AND Nonfiction.”The Dragon Lode. Fall, 2010.
    • “Give Thanks and Please Pass the Potato Fudge,” Women enews.org, Nov. 21, 2010
    • Thanksgiving: The True Story.” Page One, 2008.
    • “A New Way to Look at Literature: A Visual Model for Analyzing Fiction and Nonfiction Texts.” Language Arts, 2007.
    • “Funeral Customs.” The World Book Encyclopedia , 2006.
    • “Adventures in Nonfiction.” Journal of Children's Literature , Fall 2002
    • “Frances Perkins: A Profile.” Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly, Summer, 2001.
    • “Women and Work.” Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly , Summer, 2001.
    • “Nonfiction is Literature Too.” The New Advocate , Summer, 1999.
    • “On Writing Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II.” Social Science Record: The Journal of the New York State Council for the Social Studies , Summer, 1998.
    • “On Writing Labor History.” Organization of American Historians Magazine of History , Winter, 1997.
    • “Fostering A Bilingual Home Life.” Home Education Magazine , Sept.-Oct., 1990.
    • “Preparing Your Children To Live in a Shrinking World.” Home Education Magazine , July-August, 1990
    • “Staring Death in the Face.” Woman's Day , May, 1990.
    • “Money Management in Education.” What's New in Home Economics , May/June, 1990.
    • “Computers in the Home Economics Classroom.” What's New in Home Economics , May/June, 1990.
    • “Why Didn't I!” Ladies' Home Journal , March, 1990.
    • “How To Enjoy Your Children More and More.” The Modern Woodmen , Spring, 1990.
    • “Beyond Reading , Writing, and Arithmetic.” Twins Magazine , March/April, 1990.
    • “Empty Nest.” Mothering, Spring, 1990.
    • “The Good Mother, According to Mothers.” Ladies' Home Journal , Jan., 1990.
    • “When One Twin ‘Wins’ and His Co-Twin ‘Loses’.” Twins Magazine , Jan./Feb. 1990.
    • “The Illiteracy Factor.” Media & Methods , Nov./Dec., 1989.
    • “It's Never Too Late.” Twins Magazine , Nov./Dec., 1989.
    • “When Parents Make Mistakes.” Ladies' Home Journal , Oct., 1989.
    • “Getting to Know You.” Twins Magazine , Sept./Oct., 1990.
    • “Weird and Wacky Recipes.” Lady's Circle , July/Aug., 1989.
    • “Long-Distance Mothering.” Mothering Magazine , Summer, 1989.
    • “How To Get Your Kids To Read.” Ladies' Home Journal , June, 1989.
    • “Interactive Instructional Systems.” Media & Methods , March/April, 1989.
    • “Global Education: Teaching For An Interdependent World.” Media & Methods , Jan./Feb., 1989.
    • “Dancing With the Birds.” Sunshine , Oct., 1988.
    • “After the ‘No.’” Writer's Lifeline, No. 2, 1986.

    Articles and Essays in Books for Adults

    • “Nothing is Made Up!” (working title). In Wolf, S., Enciso, P., Coats, K., Jenkins, C. (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Children’s and Young Adult Literature. New York: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis, publication date, Oct. 2011.
    • “Cranberry and Blueberry Muffins.” In Rise, Read, & Shine: A Collection of Breakfast Recipes from Children’s Authors and Illustrators. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2007.
    • “Funeral Customs” (revision). World Book Encyclopedia, 2006.
    • “Funeral Customs” (revision). World Book Online Reference Center, 2006. http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar213520.
    • “Guidelines for Assessing Accuracy and Authenticity in Nonfiction Books.” in Bare Bones; Young Adult Service Tips for Public Library Generalists, 2 nd edition. American Library Association, 1999.
    • “ Six Ways How Not To Embarrass Your Teenager.” in Teens: A Fresh Look . Santa Fe : John Muir Press, Spring, 1991.

    Videotape Script

    • Education is the Key. New York : Broad Street Productions, 1994.

    Guides, Reports, and Manuals

    • Reading Guide for Adventurous Women: Eight True Stories About Women Who Made a Difference, New York: Henry Holt, 2006.
    • The Equal Rights Amendment: A Curriculum Guide. Washington : The National Education Association, 1993.
    • Surviving in Bergen County . Bergen County , NJ League of Women Voters, 1990.
    • The Source Book: Enabling the Enablers (consulting editor/writer). Training Manual funded by the Geraldine Dodge Foundation, The Fund for New Jersey , Mazon, The New Jersey Department of Human Service,and Presbyterian Hunger Program, 1989.
    • Hunger: Report and Recommendation of the New Jersey Commission on Hunger . (Editor/Writer) Trenton , NJ : NJ Commission on Hunger, 1986.
    • Understanding Your Roles . Oklahoma City : Granger Publications, 1977.
    • Putting Me Together . Oklahoma City : Granger Publications, 1977.
    • Knowing Me and You. Oklahoma City : Granger Publications, 1977

    One-Act Play

    • Colman, Penelope. Dare to Seek . Oklahoma City : Granger Publications, 1976, 1977, 1979. Boulder , CO : Meriwether Publishing Ltd., 1990.

    Reprints/Nonfiction Magazine Articles and Essays for Adults

    • “Crochet.” New Moon Network , July/Aug., 1995.
    • “How to Enjoy Your Kids More and More.” Houston Our Kids , Jan., 1994.
    • “ibid. San Antonio Our Kids , Jan., 1994.
    • “Why Didn't I?” Chicago Parent , April, 1993.
    • “How To Avoid Embarrassing Your Teenager in Six Easy Lessons.” Big Apple Parent Paper. Nov., 1992.
    • “ Six Ways How Not To Embarrass Your Teenagers.” San Antonio Our Kids , Sept., 1992.
    • ibid. Houston Our Kids , Aug., 1992.
    • “The Fun is in the Mail.” San Antonio Our Kids , Feb., 1991.
    • Ibid. Houston Our Kids . Feb, 1991.
    • “Dancing with the Birds.” Long Island Parenting News , March, 1991.
    • “Empty Nest.” Teens: A Fresh Look . Santa Fe . John Muir Pub. March 1991.
    • “Top Notch Magazines for Summer Reading Fun.” Bay Area Parent Newsmagazine , May, 1991.
    • “How to Get Your Kids to Love to Read.” Source Book , Old Dominion University , Fall, 1991.
    • “Selecting a Top-Notch Magazine for Your Children.” Bringing Up Albuquerque , Sept. 1991.
    • Ibid. Atlanta Parent, Nov., 1990.
    • “Magazines for Kids.” Long Island Parenting , Dec., 1990.
    • “Why Didn't I!” The Big Apple Parents , Paper. Dec., 1990.
    • “Staring Death in the Face.” Book of Readings on Death and Dying . Fuller Theological Seminary, Fall, 1990.
    • “Global Education: Teaching for an Interdependent World.” Teachers' Resource Newsletter, Vermont Department of Education, Sept./Oct., 1990.
    • “How to Get Kids to Read.” Newsletter , Memorial Elementary School , Plano , Texas , 1990.

    Newspaper Articles

    • Feature Writer and Columnist, The Sports Journal, 1985-1986.
    • Stringer, The Valley Star, The Press Journal, and The South Central Press Journal, 1984.

    Letters to the Editor

    • “Women's Clubs Save the Palisades.” The Record, July 8, 2012.
    • Teaching Children the Facts.” The New York Times, Sept. 2, 2008
    • “Missing Women.” The New York Times , June 13, 2006.
    • “Women At the Battlefield.” The New York Times, March 20, 2003.
    • “It's Just ‘Rosie’.” The New York Times, January 16, 2002.
    • “The Perils of Paris .” The New York Times, January 9, 2001.
    • “What Girls Shouldn't Know.” The New York Times, November 23, 1999.
    • “Real Women Are Honored in New York ,” The New York Times, August 6, 1992.
    • “ Florence Nightingale, Research Pioneer.” The New York Times, September 12, 1991.
    • “ Grand Canyon .” The New York Times, May 29, 1988
    • “Kids and TV: A Bad Mix.” The Record, 1988

    Blog & Guest Blog Posts


    Editor


    Newsletters

    • ACCESS: Information on Global, International, and Foreign Language Education . New York : The American Forum for Global Education., 1988-89.
    • CFA News . Englewood , NJ : Center for Food Action in NJ, 1986-87.
    • Sharing . New York : Vocation Agency, United Presbyterian Church, 1980-82.
    • Placement Happens When …New York : National Council of Churches, 1979.

    Magazines

    • What's New in Home Economics . Associate Editor. Philadelphia , 1990.

    Books

    • Colman, Penelope Morgan. Spiritual Disciplines for Everyday Living . Schenectady , NY : Character Research Press, 1982. 2nd Printing, Nashville : The Upper Room, 1984.
    • The Cheyenne Way (consulting editor). Washington : National Endowment for the Humanities, 1978.
    • The American Way (contributing editor). New York : Viking Press, 1976.

    Photographer


    Exhibit

    • “On the Road: Marker, Monuments, Memorials to Women.” Bergen County Community College , March 1997.

    Books with photographs by Penny Colman

    (unless noted the book is by Penny Colman)
    • Thanksgiving: The True Story. 6 black and white images
    • Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship that Changed the World. 1 black and white image
    • Adventurous Women: Eight True Stories About Women Who Made a Difference. 4 black and white images
    • Girls: A History of Growing Up Female in America. 4 black and white images
    • U.S. Department of Transportation. “Women in Transportation: Changing America 's History.”1 black and white image
    • Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial. Cover image 83 black and white images
    • Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II. 4 black and white images
    • Hickson, L. et.al. Mental Retardation: Foundations in Educational Programming.1 black and white image
    • Toilets, Bathtubs, Sinks, and Sewers: A History of the Bathroom.3 black and white images
    • Women in Society: United States of America . Cover image for international edition 41 color and black and white images
    • Mother Jones and the March of the Mill Children 5 black and white images
    • Madam C.J. Walker : Building A Business Empire 1 color image
    • A Woman Unafraid: The Achievements of Frances Perkins. 1 black and white image
    • Spies! Women in the Civil War. 5 black and white images

    Photographs reprinted in:

    • Image reproduce on cover of The Shrouding Woman by Loretta Ellsworth (New York: Henry Holt, 2006).
    • Children's Literature: Engaging Teachers and Children in Good Books, 1 st edition, by Dan Darigan, Jim Jacobs, and Michael Tunnel. 2002
    • Authors & Artists for Young Adults , 2001.

    Websites

    • New Jersey Women's History - 10 Black and White Images