Thursday, November 19, 2009
Macy, Sue. 2009. Bylines: A Photobiography of Nellie Bly. Washington,DC: National Geographic.
The fascinating story of the pioneering, Nellie Bly. A woman in a man's world, she was a globetrotting reporter, breaking new ground in travel (she rounded the globe in 72 days!), reporting (she went undercover in an insane asylum for 10 harrowing days!), and social mores (she worked in a man's profession, supported herself handsomely, married a man many years her senior, and ran her own company!) She was a world-wide phenomenon, the likes of which we don't see anymore.
Well-researched with numerous photos, maps, and photographed artifacts, Bylines contains a Forward by Linda Ellerbee, Afterword, Author's Note, Chronology, Resources, Sources of Quotes, Illustration Credits, and Index.
Suggested for ages 10 and up, even adults will enjoy this one! A captivating story about a remarkable woman.