Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Interesting people part 4


During the late 19th and early 20th centuries women were expected to stay home, raise families, and not risk their lives doing stunts like riding a horse that jumped 40 feet down into a tank of water.  This slim read features fourteen different women, famous, or not, who engaged in daring acts during a time when to do so not only put their bodies at risk but their place in society as well.


                                  



Illustrated by Cheryl Harness, who is very interesting in her own right. I get to see her at the Children's Literature Festival which is where she autographed our library copy!