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Adventurous Women

Eight True Stories About Women Who Made a Difference

Penny Colman

Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

The adventures of eight inspiring women of the twentieth century.

Mary Gibson Henry risked her life following her passion for new botanical species. During the Civil War, Katharine Wormeley worked aboard hospital ships and helped to save the lives of many sick and wounded soldiers. With a promise and a dollar and a half, Mary McLeod Bethune opened a school for African American girls in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1904, at a time when schools were segregated.

Award-winning author Penny Colman offers a compelling collection of true stories about eight women who were bold enough to confront obstacles and take risks in the pursuit of their goals. This is a book that celebrates the intelligence, fortitude, and courage of women.

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Praise for Adventurous Women

Praise for CORPSES, COFFINS, AND CRYPTS:

 

An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults

A Booklist Editors’ Choice

A Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Book

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

A VOYA Nonfiction Honor Book

A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year

A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

 

* “A daring and satisfying approach to a difficult subject.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

* “This solid, sensitive book answers a wealth of questions young people have but often are too reluctant to ask.” —Booklist, starred review

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Penny Colman

  • Penny Colman is the author of many nonfiction books, including Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts. She lives in Englewood, New Jersey.

  • Penny Colman
    Penny Colman
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Adventurous Women

Eight True Stories About Women Who Made a Difference

Penny Colman

NYPL Books for the Teen Age
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Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

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