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Heroines of the American Revolution
America's Founding Mothers

by Diane Silcox-Garrett
illustrated by Art Seiden
ISBN 0-9658065-2-9

The long overdue celebration of the women of the American Revolution comes eloquently to life in these true stories. Their inspiring tales provide important lessons to readers of all ages.

Here are the courageous achievements of the women who helped to win American's freedom. Among the many heroines of the American Revolution the reader will meet are:

  • Deborah Sampson who disguised herself as a man, served as a soldier in Washington's army, and tended to her own wounds to hide her identity

  • Mary Lindley Murray who charmed a British general and held up his army while 4,000 Patriot soldiers escaped to safety

  • Sybil Ludington, the female Paul Revere, who rode throughout the night calling the minutemen to arms and saving her town

  • Patience Wright an American sculptress in London, who spied on the British and sent her secret dispatches to the colonies hidden in her artwork

  • Molly Pitcher who "manned" a cannon when her husband was wounded in battle and inspired the Patriot troops to fight on.

The 24 stories of the brave and daring women of the American Revolution in this book serve as towering models of courage and patriotism. These American founding mothers provide a legacy to build upon for young girls and boys today. Heroines in History - presents historcially accurate multicultural stories

Amelia Earhart - Young Air Pioneer

by Jane Moore Howe
illustrated by Cathy Morrison
ISBN 1-882859-02-2

In Amelia Earhart, Young Air Pioneer, children will meet a young Kansas heroine who showed the traits of courage and grace under pressure at an early age. Rescuing the neighbor boys from an angry dog, building and riding her own roller coaster, narrowly missing danger while sledding on an icy hill - all these adventures and more will help readers identify with Earhart as a child just their age.

What others are saying about Amelia Earhart

Highly recommended.
Midwest Book Review

This book would make a nice addition to the library of any elementary school-age child.
Grand Prairie News

Earhart's story is an excellent introduction to the (Young Patriots) series . . .
Foreword Magazine

Top-notch biography
Atlanta Journal & Consitution

Important addition to the area of books . . . about female heroes.
Kay W. Terry, EdD
Western Kentucky University
For more information or to order visit Patria Press

Marian Anderson

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by Charles Patterson
ISBN 0-595-09493-7

A biography of the great African-American concert singer Marian Anderson. This book traces her life as a young girl singing in church in south Philadelphia, to the racism she faced in the South, through her breakthrough and acclaim in Europe in the 1930's to her eventural success at home in the United States.

A tremendous story of belief, preserverance and courage against all odds.

Winner of the Carter G. Woodson Book Award for the year's best book on race and ethnicity, 1989. Presented by the National Council for Social Studies.

For more information or to order visit iUniverse.

Brave Bessie Flying Free

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by Lillian M. Fisher
ISBN 0-937460-94-X

A biography of Texan Bessie Coleman, the first black aviatrix, who earned her pilot's license two years before Amerlia Earhart. Born in 1893 in Texas, Bessie accomplished her dream to fly an airplane and "get above those cotton fields." She grew up in in Texas and moved to Chicago to work. There she learned to speak and understand French in order to attend flight school in France, where she was awarded her international pilot's license.

Part balck and part Cherokee Indian, Bessie overcame many prejudices to thrill audiences in widely publicized air shows.

What others are saying about Bessie Coleman

A competent biography . . . of the first balck female licensed pilot in the world
Horn Book

This biography offers an intriguing look at the period and the woman.

Excellent historical perspective on Coleman's achievements
School Library Journal

A lively account which will inform and entertain readers
Review of Texas Books

Highly recommended
Garland Ind. School District

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