Ten Days a Madwoman

The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original "Girl" Reporter, Nellie Bly

Author: Deborah Noyes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101616873

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Work for a New York newspaper Fall in love Marry a millionaire Change the world Young Nellie Bly had ambitious goals, especially for a woman at the end of the nineteenth century, when the few female journalists were relegated to writing columns about cleaning or fashion. But fresh off a train from Pittsburgh, Nellie knew she was destined for more and pulled a major journalistic stunt that skyrocketed her to fame: feigning insanity, being committed to the notorious asylum on Blackwell's Island, and writing a shocking exposé of the clinic’s horrific treatment of its patients. Nellie Bly became a household name as the world followed her enthralling career in “stunt” journalism that raised awareness of political corruption, poverty, and abuses of human rights. Leading an uncommonly full life, Nellie circled the globe in a record seventy-two days and brought home a pet monkey before marrying an aged millionaire and running his company after his death. With its sensational (and true!) plot, Ten Days a Madwoman dares its readers to live as boldly as its remarkable heroine. From the Hardcover edition.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Ten Days In a Mad-House

Author: Nellie Bly

Publisher: Jester House Publishing via PublishDrive


Category: Psychology

Page: 92

View: 2906

SINCE my experiences in Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum were published in the World I have received hundreds of letters in regard to it. The edition containing my story long since ran out, and I have been prevailed upon to allow it to be published in book form, to satisfy the hundreds who are yet asking for copies. I am happy to be able to state as a result of my visit to the asylum and the exposures consequent thereon, that the City of New York has appropriated $1,000,000 more per annum than ever before for the care of the insane. So I have at least the satisfaction of knowing that the poor unfortunates will be the better cared for because of my work.
Posted in Psychology


A Photobiography of Nellie Bly

Author: Sue Macy

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426305133

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3973

The life story of this daring news reporter, globetrotter, and advocate for women's rights is presented chronologically from birth to death.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Nellie Bly

A Name to Be Reckoned With

Author: Stephen Krensky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689855737

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 4630

Tells the story of a young woman from Pennsylvania who overcame social barriers and other challenges to become the successful and respected investigative reporter she had always dreamed of becoming. Reader's Guide available. Simultaneous.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Nellie Bly

Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist

Author: Brooke Kroeger

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780812925258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 631

View: 2105

Nellie Bly viewed every situation as an opportunity to make a significant difference in other peoples lives as well as her own.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Making Headlines

A Biography of Nellie Bly

Author: Kathy Lynn Emerson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 111

View: 2740

Traces the life and achievements of the reporter/reformer who pursued a career in journalism at a time when such a career was not proper for a woman.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Brown Girl Dreaming

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0147515823

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 368

View: 1176

"Contains seven new, original poems by the author"--Page [4] of cover.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Beyond Little Women

A Story about Louisa May Alcott

Author: Susan Bivin Aller

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 1575056364

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 8120

Recalls Louisa May Alcott's life, beginning with her learning the importance of giving over receiving, a lesson she would recount throughout her life as her family's sole breadwinner, and ending with the success of Little Women.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Plague in the Mirror

Author: Deborah Noyes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406343267

Category: Florence (Italy)

Page: 313

View: 442

It was meant to be a diversion - a summer in Florence with her best friend, Liam, and his travel writer mum, doing historical research between breaks for gelato. A chance to forget that back in Vermont, May's parents were breaking up. But when May wakes one night sensing someone in her room, to find her ghostly twin staring back at her, normalcy becomes a distant memory.
Posted in Florence (Italy)


Author: Robert Hoge

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425287769

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 3860

A funny, moving, and true story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face that's perfect for fans of Wonder—now available in the U.S. When Robert Hoge was born, he had a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs. Surgeons removed the tumor and made him a new nose from one of his toes. Amazingly, he survived—with a face that would never be the same. Strangers stared at him. Kids called him names, and adults could be cruel, too. Everybody seemed to agree that he was “ugly.” But Robert refused to let his face define him. He played pranks, got into trouble, had adventures with his big family, and finally found a sport that was perfect for him to play. And Robert came face to face with the biggest decision of his life, he followed his heart. This poignant memoir about overcoming bullying and thriving with disabilities shows that what makes us “ugly” also makes us who we are. It features a reflective foil cover and black-and-white illustrations throughout. From the Hardcover edition.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Knots in My Yo-Yo String

Author: Jerry Spinelli

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307486850

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 3922

Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli has penned his early autobiography with all the warmth, humor, and drama of his best-selling fiction. "A master of those embarrassing, gloppy, painful, and suddenly wonderful things that happen on the razor's edge between childhood and full-fledged adolescence" (The Washington Post), From first memories through high school, including first kiss, first punch, first trip to the principal's office, and first humiliating sports experience, this is not merely an account of a highly unusual childhood. Rather, like Spinelli's fiction, its appeal lies in the accessibility and universality of his life. Entertaining and fast-paced, this is a highly readable memoir-- a must-have for Spinelli fans of all ages. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Magician and the Spirits

Author: Deborah Noyes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110161689X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 974

“Noyes makes history accessible and irresistible . . . Excellent.”* A century ago, the curious idea that spirits not only survive death but can be contacted on the “other side” was widespread. Psychic mediums led countless séances, claiming to connect the grieving with their lost relations through everything from frenzied trance writing to sticky expulsions of ectoplasm. The craze caught Harry Houdini’s attention. Well-known by then as most renowned magician and escape artist, he began to investigate these spiritual phenomena. Are ghosts real? Can we communicate with them? Catch them in photographs? Or are all mediums “flim-flammers,” employing tricks and illusions like Houdini himself? Peopled with odd and fascinating characters, Houdini’s gripping quest will excite readers’ universal wonderment with life, death, and the possibility of the Beyond. *School Library Journal, starred review of Ten Days a Madwoman From the Hardcover edition.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Who Was Coretta Scott King?

Author: Gail Herman,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451532627

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 7363

The wife of Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King was a civil rights leader in her own right, playing a prominent role in the African American struggle for racial equality in the 1960s. Here's a gripping portrait of a smart, remarkable woman. Growing up in Alabama, Coretta Scott King graduated valedictorian from her high school before becoming one of the first African American students at Antioch College in Ohio. It was there that she became politically active, joining the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). After her marriage to Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta took part in the Civil Rights Movement. Following her husband's assassination in 1968, she assumed leadership of the movement. Later in life she was an advocate for the Women's Rights Movement, LGBT rights, and she worked to end apartheid in South Africa.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Daring Nellie Bly

America's Star Reporter

Author: Bonnie Christensen

Publisher: RH Childrens Books

ISBN: 0307793435

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3618

From the award-winning picture book biographer of Woody Guthrie comes the inspirational story of Nellie Bly. Born in 1864, during a time in which options were extremely limited for women, Nellie defied all expectations and became a famous newspaper correspondent. Her daring exploits included committing herself to an infamous insane asylum in New York City to expose the terrible conditions there and becoming the first American war correspondent of either sex to report on the front lines of Austria during World War I. In 1889, Nellie completed her most publicized stunt, her world-famous trip around the world in just 72 days, beating the record of Jules Vernes’ fictional hero in Around the World in 80 Days. With an informative text and pen-and-ink illustrations reminiscent of the graphic style of the late 1800s, The Daring Nellie Bly captures the independent spirit of America’s first star reporter, Nellie Bly.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Ghosts of Kerfol

Author: Deborah Noyes

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 9781406326086

Category: Ghost stories, American

Page: 170

View: 6067

In her ghost story 'Kerfol', Edith Wharton tells of Anne de Barrigan, a young woman convicted of murdering her jealous husband. In these remarkable intertwining stories, Deborah Noyes returns to the manor to tell de Barrigan's story through the sympathetic eyes of her servant girl.
Posted in Ghost stories, American


Author: Katherine Paterson

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

ISBN: 9780142402542

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 182

View: 2798

Impoverished Vermont farm girl Lyddie Worthen is determined to gain her independence by becoming a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1840s.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Uncle Andy's

Author: James Warhola

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780142403471

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 548

The author describes a trip to see his uncle, the soon-to-be-famous artist Andy Warhol, and the fun that he and his family had on the visit.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Worst of Friends

Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud

Author: Suzanne Tripp Jurmain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780425291696


Page: N.A

View: 8868

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were good friends with very different personalities. But their differing views on how to run the newly created United States turned them into the worst of friends. They each became leaders of opposing political parties, and their rivalry followed them to the White House.
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Author: Shara McCallum

Publisher: Alice James Books

ISBN: 1938584414

Category: Poetry

Page: 100

View: 3550

Haunting, alarming, transformative, and elusive, these poems bridge together the gaps between development stages: from girl, to woman, and then mother. With the complexities that intertwine them, can you be all three at once? Who shapes our identity, and who is in control here? How do we recognize, acknowledge, and honor the changing of who we are?
Posted in Poetry

Hana in the Time of the Tulips

Author: Deborah Noyes

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763618759

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 9561

A little girl seeks to regain her father's attention during the tulipomania craze in seventeenth-century Holland.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction