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Adventurous Women

Eight True Stories About Women Who Made a Difference

Penny Colman

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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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Adventurous Women
CHAPTER ONE"Cold? Yes ... I Love It"LOUISE BOYD: ARCTIC EXPLORER1887-1972 
 
 
 
 
LOUISE BOYD grew up in California, a green and sunny land, yet fell in love with the Arctic, a cold, very cold, region mostly covered in ice, where during the long winter months the sun never shines.She got her "first taste of the far north" as a tourist in 1924. Louise Boyd, 1928. Four years earlier she had inherited three million dollars when her father died just a year after her mother's death. Both her brothers had died of rheumatic fever as teenag
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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
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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)

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