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"Mary Dyer did hang as a flag..."

Mary Dyer was the first woman executed in America for her religious beliefs, but her death started a revolution no one could stop.

Mary Dyer, Friend of Freedom is the first children's book about this largely forgotten civil rights leader. It tells the true story of her courageous fight for religious freedom against some of the most powerful
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Paperback, 110 pages
Published August 19th 2014 by Atombank Books
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K.G.
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great kids book about someone I never heard of before. I saw a statue of her in Boston and decided to read up on her. This book told me everything I needed to know. I'll be sure to share it with my daughter in a few years.
Lisa Potocar
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a diamond in the rough of middle-grade historical biographies! In chronicling the life of Quaker Mary Dyer, from her birth to her hanging in 1660 for having used her tongue against religious tyranny, Author John Briggs treats the reader to a highly entertaining, sweeping portrayal of the beginnings of the United States and as they intertwined with those of Great Britain, their colonial power across the seas on the continent of Europe. The numerous sidebars, paintings, historical document ...more
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