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Adventurous Women

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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Praise for Adventurous Women

“* A daring and satisfying approach to a difficult subject.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review on CORPSES, COFFINS, AND CRYPTS

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


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Penny Colman

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

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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