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Ten Days a Madwoman : The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original "Girl" Reporter, Nellie Bly
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Work for a New York newspaperFall in loveMarry a millionaireChange the world Young Nellie Bly had ambitious goals, especially for a woman at the end of the nineteenth century, when the few female journalists were relegated to writing columns about cleaning or fashion. But fresh off a train from Pittsburgh, Nellie knew she was destined for more and pulled a major journalistic stunt that skyrocketed her to fame: feigning insanity, being committed to the notorious asylum on Blackwell's Island, and writing a shocking exposé of the clinic’s horrific treatment of its patients. Nellie Bly became a household name as the world followed her enthralling career in “stunt” journalism that raised awareness of political corruption, poverty, and abuses of human rights. Leading an uncommonly full life, Nellie circled the globe in a record seventy-two days and brought home a pet monkey before marrying an aged millionaire and running his company after his death. With its sensational (and true!) plot, Ten Days a Madwoman dares its readers to live as boldly as its remarkable heroine.
Number of Pages: 136
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History / United States / 19th Century, Biography + Autobiography / Social Activists, Language Arts / General, Biography + Autobiography / Women
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Deborah Noyes
Street Date: February 23, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-6457
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