Tuesday, April 27, 2010

She Dared by Ed Butts

Subtitle: True Stories of Heroines, Scoundrels, and Renegades. Illustrator is Heather Collins. Published by Tundra Books, who provided me this book for review.

Written for young adults, these stories are about brave women who stood up for what they believed in. They were living in a man's world and had no power of their own. Some had husbands who promoted their causes and some took on the male role and lived their lives as a man. They fought in the civil war and even spied on the other side. One woman became a great con artist, another a bankrobber. Amazing tales!

This is Canadian history, so it was all new to me. I really enjoyed the read.

While the book itself is entertaining, it is also a good resource to find a person to write a paper on. More research on the person would need to be done, but none of these women are boring!

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