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Nellie vs. Elizabeth: Two Daredevil Journalists' Breakneck Race Around the World

Nellie vs. Elizabeth: Two Daredevil Journalists' Breakneck Race Around the World

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In this real-life adventure, daredevil and groundbreaking journalists Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland race against each other-and the clock-as they circle the globe by ship, train, and foot. Join these two stereotype-shattering reporters as they prove that not only is traveling around the world possible, but that women are just as curious, capable, and courageous as any man.

Nellie Bly was an energetic and eager reporter, but she wasn't able to think of a good story for her editors. Wishing she was on the other end of the earth, Nellie had an inspiration-she would travel around the world, just like in the fictional adventure book Around the World in Eighty Days. When a fellow journalist, Elizabeth Bisland, heard about Nellie's plans, she decided to up the stakes-by beating Nellie in her own race!

This exciting American history story about two pioneering women who paved the way for equality will inspire young readers.

The perfect choice for parents and teachers looking for:
Books for kids ages 7 - 10 about women's history
Feminist picture books about historical women, and daring books for girls
American history books for kids

Author: Kate Hannigan
Publisher: Calkins Creek Books
Published: 02/15/2022
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 11.81h x 9.53w x 0.55d
ISBN: 9781684373772
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 12/13/2021
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2022
Booklist 02/01/2022 pg. 49
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2022
School Library Journal 02/01/2022 pg. 91

About the Author
Chicago children's author Kate Hannigan writes fiction and nonfiction for young readers. A former newspaper journalist, her newest title is the nonfiction graphic novel THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE: RISING FROM THE ASHES. Kate's nonfiction picture book biography A LADY HAS THE FLOOR earned four starred reviews.

Raised in Wales, Rebecca Gibbon moved to Herefordshire after being based in London for many years. Rebecca took her foundation course at the Cardiff School of Art & Design, followed by a BA in graphic design at Liverpool School of Art. After graduating, she took an MA in illustration at the Royal College of Art.
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