Sunday, December 8, 2013

Daring Women

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE by Demi. Holt, February 2014.

Demi's biography of Florence Nightingale will introduce readers to a woman well ahead of her time. Nightingale had to struggle against the convention of her time to work to improve conditions in hospitals, work houses, and even the battlefield.

DARE THE WIND; THE RECORD-BREAKING VOYAGE OF ELIZABETH PRENTISS AND THE FLYING CLOUD by Tracey Fern with illustrations by Emily Arnold McCully. Farrar Straus Giroux, February 2014.

Elizabeth Prentiss became adept of navigating and sailing ships thanks to her father's tutelage. Under her guidance and leadership, she won a race from New York to San Francisco at the height of the Gold Rush.

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