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Ten Girls from History Printed Book


"Ten Girls from History" presents heroes, role models, and pioneers to cherish and research. This book contains the original 1915 book by Kate Dickinson, slightly edited by Amy Puetz. The women profiled include Indian princess Cofachiqui, colonial heroine Madeleine De Vercheres, and Civil War spy Elizabeth Van Lew. Each chapter profile is told as a story, telling the tale of the heroine's life in rich detail. The book includes a glossary to easily reference the bold vocabulary words within the stories. At the close of the book, a timeline helps the student understand when each person lived in relation to each other. Many chapters include photos.

My own daughter thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. She first became excited about history when I read aloud Amy Puetz's other works to her, so she was thrilled Amy has produced a book specifically for girls. She was pleased to learn more about characters she had read of before, and she was very excited about the stories of heroines she had never heard of before. When I asked to read the books for myself, the answer was, “Will you give it right back?”

"Ten Girls from History" makes an excellent addition to the homeschool reference bookshelf. Whatever method of history teaching or curriculum used, this book provides supplementary reading and research while instilling a love for the stories of history and the character of true heroes. And isn't that what history is all about?

Lea Ann Garfias
Date Added: 04/29/2011 by Lea Ann Garfias
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