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Bold Women in Texas History (Paperback)

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From the mysterious &quot;Angel of Goliad&quot; to the influential Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, the eleven women portrayed in this engaging book were indeed bold--breaking down barriers of sexism, racism, and political opposition to emerge as heroines of their time. The second in a new state-by-state series for teen readers, <i>Bold Women in Texas History</i> revewals the feminine side of the Lone Star State's storied past. <br /> Within these pages are tales of fearless femmes who dared to dream and resolved to take action. Among them we meet Mollie Kirkland Bailey, circus owner and mother of nine, who served in the Civil War as both a nurse and a spy; &quot;Brave Bessie&quot; Coleman, who traveled to France to get the pilot's license that, because of her sex and her race, she was not allowed to earn in her home country; and Mildred &quot;Babe&quot; Zaharias, one of the greatest female athletes of all time. <br />Perfect for school or home, this collection of short but informative biographies is both a valuable resource and an entertaining read. For readers young and old, <i>Bold Women in Texas History</i> proves what women can accomplish when they dare to be bold.

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From the mysterious "Angel of Goliad" to the influential Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, the eleven women portrayed in this engaging book were indeed bold--breaking down barriers of sexism, racism, and political opposition to emerge as heroines of their time. The second in a new state-by-state series for teen readers, Bold Women in Texas History revewals the feminine side of the Lone Star State's storied past.
Within these pages are tales of fearless femmes who dared to dream and resolved to take action. Among them we meet Mollie Kirkland Bailey, circus owner and mother of nine, who served in the Civil War as both a nurse and a spy; "Brave Bessie" Coleman, who traveled to France to get the pilot's license that, because of her sex and her race, she was not allowed to earn in her home country; and Mildred "Babe" Zaharias, one of the greatest female athletes of all time.
Perfect for school or home, this collection of short but informative biographies is both a valuable resource and an entertaining read. For readers young and old, Bold Women in Texas History proves what women can accomplish when they dare to be bold.From the mysterious "Angel of Goliad" to the influential Congresswoman Barbara Jordan in Texas, and from the high-spirited Mary Elitch Long to the public-spirited Josephine Roche in Colorado, the women portrayed in this engaging series were indeed bold breaking down barriers of sexism, racism, and political opposition to emerge as heroines of their time. The second and third books in a new state-by-state series for teen readers, Bold Women in Texas History and Bold Women in Colorado History reveal the feminine side of these states' stories.

Within these pages are tales of fearless femmes who dared to dream and resolved to take action. In Bold Women in Texas History we meet eleven Lone Star women, including Mollie Kirkland Bailey, circus owner and mother of nine, who served in the Civil War as both a nurse and a spy; "Brave Bessie" Coleman, who traveled to France to get the pilot's license that, because of her sex and her race, she was not allowed to earn in her home country; and Mildred "Babe" Zaharias, one of the greatest female athletes of all time.

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Series Title
Bold Women
Publisher
Mountain Press Publishing Company
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
137
Author
Don Blevins
Title
Bold Women in Texas History
ISBN-13
9780878425839
Publication Date
February, 2012
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10
0878425837

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