02. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Melody H, NonFiction

Wild Women of the Wild West by Jonah Winter, 40 pages, read by Melody, on 04/02/2012

Butt-kicking, name-taking women.  Who doesn’t love that?  Great illustration and succinct bios of famous and infamous women of the Wild West.  The most refreshing aspect of the book is that beside the standard rough and rowdy girls, Annie Oakley and Calamity Jane, but also the first woman judge in America who campaigned for women’s right to vote and a muckraking reporter who exposed injustices.  There are also the stories of Native American and African American women, oft ignored in history.  Amazing women who personified the spirit of the American West .  

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