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Women Heroes of the American Revolution - (Women of Action) by Susan Casey (Paperback)

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  • Every schoolchild knows about Paul Revere's 20-mile ride to warn that the British were coming.
  • 240 Pages
  • Young Adult Nonfiction, Biography & Autobiography
  • Series Name: Women of Action

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Book Synopsis



Every schoolchild knows about Paul Revere's 20-mile ride to warn that the British were coming. Far fewer know that 16-year-old Sybil Ludington rode twice as far to help her father, Colonel Ludington, muster his scattered troops to fight a marauding enemy. Few know about Martha Bratton, who blew up a supply of gunpowder to keep it from approaching British troops and boldly claimed, "It was I who did it!" Susan Casey gives Ludington, Bratton, and 18 other remarkable girls and women of the Revolution the spotlight they deserve in this lively collection of biographical profiles. Drawing on interviews with historians and descendants as well as primary source material, this is an invaluable resource for any student's or history buff's bookshelf.




Review Quotes




"A fine, useful resource for students of American history." --Booklist

"Helpful, sometimes-humorous touches include explanations of archaic activities, lifestyles and social mores; well-documented primary and secondary sources; and clear instructions on how to read a political cartoon. A good starting point for further research." --Kirkus Reviews

"This well-researched book sheds light on lesser known women of this period and is an excellent way to incorporate diversity into the curriculum." --School Library Journal



About the Author



Susan Casey is the author of Kids Inventing! and Women Invent! and a journalist whose work has appeared in Fast Company, Women's Sports, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. She lives in Los Angeles.


Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .79 Pounds
Suggested Age: 12-17 Years
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Series Title: Women of Action
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Theme: Women
Format: Paperback
Author: Susan Casey
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2017
TCIN: 51998658
UPC: 9781613738313
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-7743
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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