Great Girls in Michigan History (Great Lakes Books Series) by Patricia Majher

By Patricia Majher

A deep-sea diver, a dancer, an activist, an aviator, a singer, and a soldier—Great ladies in Michigan History highlights many of the ladies from Michigan’s previous who did awesome issues sooner than they became 20 years outdated. writer Patricia Majher offers easy-to-read mini-biographies of twenty women with ties to Michigan, representing quite a few own backgrounds and pursuits, destinations around the kingdom, and old time sessions.

Majher introduces little-known tales, like these of girl aviator Nancy Harkness (Love), pioneer Anna Howard Shaw, escaped slave Dorothy Butler, expert baseball participant Marilyn Jenkins, union chief Myra Komaroff (Wolfgang), and local American author Jane Johnston (Schoolcraft). She additionally comprises figures that many readers will recognize—including First woman Betty Bloomer (Ford), jockey Julie Krone, Motown big name Diana Ross, and tennis champion Serena Williams. Majher indicates that whereas existence wasn’t constantly effortless for those ladies, they have been capable of conquer any variety of hindrances to accomplish their ambitions. Great ladies in Michigan History encompasses a short part on every one girl’s existence after the age of twenty and a word list of chosen vocabulary phrases on the finish of the booklet.

With its depictions of younger girls who've now not quite often been represented in historical past texts, this e-book should be inspirational studying for higher trouble-free university scholars (ages eight to twelve) and welcomed through Michigan faculties, bookstores, and public libraries.

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