Hometown Heroines

Hometown Heroines

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by Betty Bolte
     
 

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True stories of girls who helped America grow during the 1800s and who are remembered today by their hometowns.

Did you know that girls and young women made a difference in America's history? During the 1800s, many girls helped America grow bigger and better, yet are missing from many history books. Virginia Reed, at 12, survived the trek to California with the

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True stories of girls who helped America grow during the 1800s and who are remembered today by their hometowns.

Did you know that girls and young women made a difference in America's history? During the 1800s, many girls helped America grow bigger and better, yet are missing from many history books. Virginia Reed, at 12, survived the trek to California with the Donner Party. Joanna Troutman, at 17, created the first Texas flag. Belle Boyd risked her life to spy for the Rebels during the Civil War. Grace Bedell wrote a letter to Abraham Lincoln that changed the way he faced the nation. Kate Shelley, at 15, crawled across a high trestle in a ferocious thunderstorm to stop the next train from falling through a washed-out bridge. A young teacher, Minnie Freeman led her 17 students to safety through the blinding snow of the Blizzard of 1888. These are just a few of the 19 inspiring true stories of 19th century American girls who touched the hearts of their hometowns. You can remember them today by visiting their historical markers, monuments, exhibits, and parks, or by reading their poems, and singing their songs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595167937
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.74(d)

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Hometown Heroines 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having had the privilege of reading a number of Bolte's riviting stories of young, American heroines, two years ago, I couldn't WAIT until they went to press, so they could be used in my fifth grade classroom, in conjunction with our American History curriculum. It's important that young people understand that adults aren't the only ones responsible for the building of America; they, too, made positive differences then... & can do so even now! Don't just limit these stories to American History, however. The accounts can also be used to discuss, teach, or write about character building. Read the stories aloud then discuss how lifeskills such as initiative, perseverance, honesty, courage, fairness, trustworthiness, etc. were exhibited. Challenge students to not only see but believe that: DOING THE RIGHT THING, is ALWAYS the RIGHT THING!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how brave they are!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and documented stories of the bravery of young women