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The Daring Nellie Bly by Bonnie Christensen
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Aug 23, 09

really liked it
bookshelves: children-s, historical-fiction, fiction
Read in August, 2009

Nellie Bly is one of those bigger than life characters - beating Phileas Fogg's 80 day record around the world, and unlike Fogg she was real and a woman to boot in the late 1800s. As a journalist Nellie Bly became famous as she pioneered investigative journalism with reports on conditions at Nasylums, unfair and illegal working/living practices that in particular impacted women.

This book combined two things I love: picture books for older children and biographies of women. In the genre of Eleanor, Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina and Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride (technically a fictional story based upon true characters and events) this book does not disappoint as it tells of the exciting adventures of an intrepid female reporter in the 1800s when newspapers and all interesting jobs were the purview of men.
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