Rebel in a Dress: Cowgirls
Includes Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane, Georgie Connell, Charley Parkhurst, Tillie Baldwin, Tad Lucas, Lucille Mulhall, Charmayne James, Lillian Riggs, Sally Skull, Johanna July and Mary Fields.
"A gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do," so said Minnie Cooper in 1901. Riding horses and having adventures aren't the only things the gals in these books have in common. They share a spirit, a strong will and an independent heart, at times in our history when women were not raised to have these attributes. Young girls today may find it odd that these characteristics were not encouraged in girls of the past and in the present; as several of the women are still living. These ladies were truly ahead of the times. In reading about the real-life women in this collection, girls may come to appreciate the liberties they have in our century. There are lots of pictures, illustrations, notes and bits to read beside the main text, resembling a scrapbook of each person. 96 pgs, heavy pb. ~ Sara