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TRUDY'S BIG SWIM: HOW GERTRUDE EDERLE SWAM THE ENGLISH CHANNEL AND TOOK THE WORLD BY STORM

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Macy
Author's First Name: 
Sue
Illustrator's First Name: 
Matt
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Collins
Publisher: 
Holiday House
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim the English Channel in 1926, only 6 years after women got the right to vote. The difficulties of the swim, how Gertrude sustained herself with food and music and the support of her "chase boat" help to point out just what an accomplishment this was. A sport time line on the end pages points out other major sports accomplishments of her decade. A "lost" story that is happily found. Edie Ching (7-10).

NIGHT FLIGHT: AMELIA EARHART CROSSES THE ATLANTIC

Night Flight
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Burleigh
Author's First Name: 
Robert
Illustrator's First Name: 
Wendell
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Minor
Publisher: 
Paula Wiseman
Publication Date: 
2011

BORROWED NAMES: POEMS ABOUT LAURA INGALLS WILDER, MADAM C.J. WALKER, MARIE CURIE, AND THEIR DAUGHTERS

BORROWED NAMES
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Atkins
Author's First Name: 
Jeannine
Publisher: 
Henry Holt
Publication Date: 
2010

Poems about three very different women born in 1867 who defied the rules of their time—Laura Ingalls Wilder,  Madame C. J. Walker, and  Marie Curie—explore their special and sometimes difficult relationships with their daughters—Rose Wilder Lane, A’Lelia Walker, and Irène Joliot-Curie.   

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