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Publisher's Summary

This Splash Read collection includes 15 historical fiction short stories about women in history. While Splash Read stories are enjoyed by kids of all ages, they were written to facilitate a conversation between a child and parent, or student and teacher. Each story introduces an influential person from history. Stories discuss life skills, challenges, problem-solving, and important issues. We’ve heard positive reviews from kids as young as first graders and as old as 10th graders.

The stories you will hear are:

  • "Marian Anderson and the Easter Sunday Concert"
  • "Queen Liliʻuokalani Writes a Song" 
  • "Martha Hughes Cannon: America’s First Female State Senator"
  • "Suzanne Lenglen Learns to Play Tennis"
  • "Peggy Jones (aka Lady Bo) Learns the Guitar"
  • "Sandra Day O’Connor Gets a Job"
  • "Sojourner Truth Meets Abraham Lincoln"
  • "Zina D.H. Young Delivers a Baby"
  • "Minerva Teichert Paints a Masterpiece"
  • "Mary Jackson Builds a Wind Tunnel"
  • "Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Crushes Smallpox"
  • "Wilma Rudolph Chases a Dream"
  • "Alline Sprouse Wins the Championship"
  • "Shirley Chisholm and the Backpack"
  • "Helen Keller Learns Chess"
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