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Alice Across America: The Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Road Trip

When Alice Ramsey was little, she loved to ride horses. As she grew up, more people were driving cars. From the moment Alice slid behind the wheel, she was crazy about cars. So in 1909, when the Maxwell-Briscoe Company challenged her to drive one of their new cars across the country as a promotional ploy to prove that even a lady could do it, Alice daringly accepted.

With several women by her side, this brazen driver sustained many hardships over the course of a remarkable two-month journey and far surpassed all expectations. A clever blend of women's history, technological history, and American roading geography, this exciting picture book by writer Sarah Glenn Marsh and illustrator Gilbert Ford is a celebration of unstoppable women making strides in twentieth-century America.

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"Full of relevant detail and steeped in mild suspense, this tale provides accessible historical context in terms of women’s rights and roles as well as information about the development of the automobile in the endnotes.... This kid-friendly selection shows the power of resilience and determination, presents an interest and accomplishment that runs counter to gender stereotypes, and will draw in those interested in cars, history, and/or women’s rights with its straightforward yet energetic text and stylized illustrations." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 9
Author Sarah Glenn Marsh
Illustrator Gilbert Ford
ISBN 1250297028
Publication Date Feb 4, 2020
Publisher Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Language English