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Headstrong Hallie! The story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the First Female "Fire Guard"

Hallie Morse Daggett loved spending time outdoors, hiking among the tall trees of the forests in California's Siskiyou Mountains. She wasn't afraid of the bears, coyotes, and wildcats. But Hallie was afraid of fire and understood the threat it posed to the forests, wildlife, and people. And more than anything, she wanted to devote her life to protecting her beloved outdoors; she decided she would work for the US Forest Service.

In the 1880s the Forest Service didn't hire women, thinking they couldn't handle the physical challenges of the work or the isolation. But the Forest Service didn't know Hallie or how determined she could be. Filled with vivid artwork by David Hohn, this gorgeous picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the first woman "fire guard," whose hard work and dedication led the way for other women to join the Forest Service.

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"A picture book biography with luminous illustrations that are just as powerful as the empowering story of a young woman who refused to take 'no' for an answer." — School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 9
Author Aimee Bissonette
Illustrator David Hohn
ISBN 1534110615
Publication Date Feb 15, 2021
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Language English