Rebel in a Dress: Adventurers

Rebel in a Dress: Adventurers

Sylvia Branzei, Melissa Sweet

Language: English

Pages: 96

ISBN: 0762436964

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

For the rebel in every girl's heart, this series presents the achievements of extraordinary, relevant, and inspiring women throughout history. Through quotes, narratives, photographs, illustrations, and fact-filled side-bars, each book tells the story of twelve bold and courageous women.

When the world told them to stay put, these twelve adventurers took to the skies, slopes, and seas. From the daring aviator Amelia Earhart to the relentless photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, these brave women will dare you to follow your dreams. Featured adventurers include Gudridur Thorbjarnarsdottir (Viking traveler), Susan Butcher (dog sled racer), Kit DesLauriers (skier), Valentina Tereshkova (astronaut), Bessie Coleman (pilot), Janet Guthrie (racecar driver), Sophie Blanchard (balloonist), Nellie Bly (journalist), Gertrude Ederle (English Channel swimmer), and Dr. Diana Hoff (Atlantic Ocean rower).

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York: Ian L. Muro, n.d. Available from University of Pennsylvania, New York Correction Historical Society’s Website. Excerpt from Brooke Kroeger’s Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist. Published by Times Books. MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE Bourke-White, Margaret. Portrait of Myself. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963. Masters of Photography Website. Excerpt from Sean Callahan’s

ladies you are about to meet are not comic book superheroes. They are real people, regular people just like you. Yet, each one is the stuff of legends. These women went above what is typical or expected. They didn’t say, “I can’t do that. I’m a girl.” They did it, even if it was unacceptable for a lady of those times. They accomplished feats most men could not. They are not just amazing women; they are remarkable human beings. And that is why they are remembered. They are rebels. Rebels in

from space. She peered out the porthole and spoke into the radio, “I am Chaika. I see the horizon. There is a blue stripe. This is the Earth. How beautiful it is! Everything is going well.” Chaika, her radio call name, means “seagull” in Russian. And she flew high above the Earth. The cosmonaut remained strapped to her seat for almost three days, except for a brief time. But no one heard her complain. She barely ate, as the food made her sick, and she developed a leg cramp and a rash on her

her own bright yellow plane. The wealthy woman sponsoring the flight, Portrait of aviatrix Amelia Earhart, 1932 Amy Guest, wanted the “right sort of girl” and that girl had to be American. The project coordinators interviewed Amelia Earhart. She was attractive, bright, and confident. Also, Earhart looked like a female version of Charles Lindbergh, the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Amelia fit the bill. Amelia boarded the airplane in Boston Harbor as an unknown person. By

her artistry. Engraving depicts Sophie’s death on July 16, 1819, in the Rue de Provence Paris from the book ALBUM OF SCIENCE FAMOUS SCIENTIST DISCOVERIES in 1899. Newspaper article on Nellie, depicting her reception in Jersey City upon completion of her journey. NELLIE BLY (1864–1922) Nellie Bly was a newspaper reporter. You may be thinking, “There are lots of newspaper women. What’s the big deal?” But Nellie Bly was a newspaper reporter in the late 1800s. In those days, the few

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