Adventurous Women by Penny Colman
Eight True Stories About Women Who Made a Difference

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The adventures of eight inspiring women of the twentieth century.

Mary Gibson Henry risked her life following her passion for new botanical species. During the Civil War, Katharine Wormeley worked aboard hospital ships and helped to save the lives of many sick and wounded soldiers. With a promise and a dollar and a half, Mary McLeod Bethune opened a school for African American girls in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1904, at a time when schools were segregated.

Award-winning author Penny Colman offers a compelling collection of true stories about eight women who were bold enough to confront obstacles and take risks in the pursuit of their goals. This is a book that celebrates the intelligence, fortitude, and courage of women.


About Penny Colman

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Penny Colman is the author of many nonfiction books, including "Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts," She lives in Englewood, New Jersey.
Published March 7, 2006 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books.

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Adventurous Women is the perfect gift for a fifth to eighth grade girl who is looking for role models.

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