Write On, Mercy! by Gretchen Woelfle
The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren

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Growing up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Mercy Otis Warren was fortunate to go to school with her brother. When she married Patriot James Warren, Mercy wrote in secret—poetry, plays, and about the events of her time. She wrote of the people she knew, including George Washington and John and Abigail Adams. It wasn’t until Mercy was older that her literary life became known, with the publication of her three-volume history of the American Revolution. This is the first picture-book biography of an intrepid woman chronicler.
 

About Gretchen Woelfle

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Gretchen Woelfle has published fiction and nonfiction for young readers.Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneerwon the 2008 Once Upon A World Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance and was named a Notable Social Studies Trade Book by NCSS and a Booklist Top Ten Youth Biography. She lives in Los Angeles, California.Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated award-winning children's picture-book biographies of famous writers, artists, and historical figures, focusing on their childhoolds. She lives in Mexico. Gretchen Woelfle has published fiction and nonfiction for young readers. Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer won the 2008 Once Upon A World Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance and was named a Notable Social Studies Trade Book by NCSS, a Booklist Top Ten Youth Biography, and an Instructor Teacher's Pick: Four Best biographies. She has an MFA from Vermont College and lives in Los Angeles, CA. Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated children's picture-book biographies of famous writers, artists, and historical figures, focusing on their childhoods. Her books have received such honors as Teacher's Choice, Outstanding Book in the Field of Science, the Philadelphia Children's Reading Round Table Book of the Month, and the Pennsylvania Library Association Carolyn W. Field Honor Award. She lives in Mexico.
 
Published March 1, 2012 by Calkins Creek. 40 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Children's Books.

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After her marriage to James Warren, she began writing and joined the political discussions about breaking ties with Great Britain that were held in her home.

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Writing poetry and “fiery pamphlets about ‘natural rights’ for men and women,” Warren was active throughout the Revolutionary War, attending meetings for patriots who were planning the Continental Congress, as well as writing political plays and later the History of the Rise, Progress, an...

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Although the book is well written, the length (36 p.) may not be great enough to qualify for a book report source for the students it is written for.

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