Wild Women of the Wild West by Susan Guevara,Susan (ILT) Guevara Jonah Winter

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Annie Oakley could shoot a gun better than any man in the Wild West. Mary Fields hauled stones and lumber. When one man challenged her, she beat him in a gunfight. Time after time, Polly Pry, a newspaper reporter, risked her life when she exposed bad guys and wrote the truth. And Sarah Winnemucca, daughter of a Paiute chief, fought in battle, negotiated peace between Indians and settlers, and gained civil rights for her people.

Biographical sketches, color portraits and sepia line drawings reveal the accomplishments of fifteen amazing women whose adventurous spirit helped build our nation.
 

About Susan Guevara,Susan (ILT) Guevara Jonah Winter

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Children's author and illustrator Jonah Winter was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1962. He has created many popular books, including works about baseball and biographies of famous individuals including Frida Kahlo, Roberto Clemente, and Barack Obama. Susan Guevara is the illustrator of Chato's Kitchen by Gary Soto, for which she received the Pura Belpre Award for Illustration. She lives in New Mexico.
 
Published October 1, 2011 by Holiday House. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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A good idea by a fine author and illustrator goes somewhat awry in this middle-grade collective biography of 15 women of the Old West.

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From familiar figures like Calamity Jane and outlaw Belle Starr (“She looked and acted like a queen—even though she was mainly just a horse thief”) to less well-known women like reporter Polly Pry and Crow warrior The-Other-Magpie, the book’s subjects are varied, fascinating, and, as Wint...

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