Nellie Bly: Making Headlines: A Biography of Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly: Making Headlines: A Biography of Nellie Bly

by Kathy Lynn Emerson

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-- Aspiring young journalists should enjoy this easy-flowing biography of Nellie Bly. Elizabeth Cochrane (Nellie Bly) began her career in the 1880s in Pennsylvania when she argued with an editor as to what constitutes ``ladylike behavior.'' She developed a reputation as a radical female reporter by choosing to write about controversial subjects, often finding herself in the role of ``victim'' in order to give complete exposes. She was also known for her travelogues of Mexico and, most notably, her race to beat the fictitious Phileas Fogg's trip around the world in 80 days. The readable text covers the basics, although it is not as well documented as Ehrlich's Nellie Bly (Chelsea, 1989). The book is sparsely illustrated with black-and-white photographs. --Judie Porter, Media Services Center, Portsmouth School Department, RI

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Silver Burdett Press
Publication date:
People in Focus Series
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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