More than Petticoats: Remarkable Maine Women
Book: More than Petticoats: Remarkable Maine Women , by Kate Kennedy, ISBN10: 0762731478, ISBN13: 9780762731473, Two Dot Books, September 2005, Paperback
Kate Kennedy is a writer, teacher, and freelance editor who has lived in Maine since 1977. Her novel, End Over End, was published in 2001. She taught writing at Portland High School for twenty years and continues to run fiction workshops around the state. She and her husband live in Cape Elizabeth.
This book recreates the life-and-times of thirteen inspiring and independent women in fascinating, brief biographies. Meet Marguerite "Tante Blanche" Thibodeau Cyr, the "mother of Madawaska," whose bravery and kindness during one brutal winter saved her frontier settlement; botanist-artist Kate Furbish, who tramped Maine's wilderness, collecting, classifying, and painting all of its flowering plants; and Florence Nicolar Shay, a Penobscot basketmaker who demanded and succeeded in gaining rights for her people.
Mary Ellen Snodgrass - KLIATT
A useful compendium of women's history, Kennedy's book covers a variety of female accomplishments. The 13 subjects range from author Sarah Orne Jewett, explorer Josephine Peary, and politician Margaret Chase Smith to a botanist, reformer, clairvoyant, basket maker, nun, lighthouse keeper, and sportswoman. The writing is rich in data without jeopardizing the upbeat tone. A thorough bibliography for each entry offers the researcher additional avenues of information in print and electronic sources. A four-page index links Maine women to the Underground Railroad, Shakers, Penobscot Indians, suffrage, and the Audubon Society. KLIATT Codes: SARecommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2005, Globe Pequot, Two Dot, 149p. illus. map. bibliogs. index., Ages 15 to adult.
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