Rebel in a Dress: Adventurers

By Sylvia Branzei, Melissa Sweet

For the insurgent in each girl's middle, this sequence provides the achievements of outstanding, correct, and encouraging ladies all through background. via fees, narratives, pictures, illustrations, and fact-filled side-bars, each one publication tells the tale of twelve daring and brave women.

When the realm instructed them to stick placed, those twelve adventurers took to the skies, slopes, and seas. From the bold aviator Amelia Earhart to the relentless photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, those courageous girls will dare you to persist with your desires. Featured adventurers contain Gudridur Thorbjarnarsdottir (Viking traveler), Susan Butcher (dog sled racer), package 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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And he or she did it solo. back she may go back to the us a hero, yet this time she felt sturdy approximately it. “The most desirable solution to do it, is to do it. ” —Amelia Earhart 5 years later, Amelia was once ready to make background back. She deliberate to develop into the 1st lady to fly world wide. She might persist with the equator, a direction no pilot had ever attempted. First she attempted by way of leaving from California and heading west. yet this try out ended early while she crashed commencing from Hawaii. Amelia was once nonetheless made up our minds to head.

Http://www. smartwomeninvest. com/peoplepics. htm. GERTRUDE EDERLE *Adler, David. “America’s Champion Swimmer. ” Children’s Digest, April 1, 2001. on hand from Highbeam examine, http://highbeam. com. Severo, Richard. “Gertrude Ederle, the 1st girl to Swim around the English Channel, Dies at ninety eight. ” ny instances, December 1, 2003. on hand from Highbeam study, http://highbeam. com. Severo, Richard. “Channel Swimmer Outdid males and received Hearts. ” foreign bring in Tribune, December 2, 2003. to be had from Highbeam learn, http://highbeam.

Susan Butcher at domestic together with her canines, 1990. This was once Susan’s 11th Iditarod race. She positioned 19th on her first try in 1978. She got here again to race back each year. additionally in 1988 * The motion picture WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT is published. * CDs outsell vinyl files for the 1st time. Susan used to be prepared for a win within the 1985 Iditarod. even though, early within the race, Susan and her canine stumbled on a hungry, pregnant moose. The 1,000-pound animal turned enraged, killed canines, and wounded ten others. Susan attempted to struggle off the moose, however it wouldn’t go away.

Muro, n. d. on hand from college of Pennsylvania, http://digital. library. upenn. edu. big apple Correction historic Society’s web site. Excerpt from Brooke Kroeger’s Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist. released via instances Books. http://www. correctionhistory. org/rooseveltisland/bly/html/preblackwell. html. MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE Bourke-White, Margaret. Portrait of Myself. ny: Simon and Schuster, 1963. Masters of images web site. Excerpt from Sean Callahan’s Margaret Bourke- White: Photographer.

The canine have been her neighbors. She mixed her love of the barren region along with her love of canine by means of turning into a musher. After her 3 consecutive wins in 1986, 1987, and 1988, Susan took moment in 1989. a few of her canine had fallen in poor health through the race. In 1990, she raced back and gained. She turned the second one individual, and the single lady, to win 4 Iditarod races. however the identify of lady musher was once no longer vital to Susan. She acknowledged, “I was once very acutely aware that i used to be a girl and that this was once a massive factor for ladies, yet I didn’t are looking to receive any distinctive therapy.

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