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 Fearless Mary : Mary Fields, American stagecoach driver
 Author: Charles, Tami

 Publisher:  Whitman (2019)

 Dewey: 388.3
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 207626 ISBN: 9780807523056
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Fields, Mary, -- approximately 1832-1914
 Letter carriers
 Coach drivers
 Women pioneers
 African American pioneers
 Frontier and pioneer life -- Montana

Price: $21.38

Summary:
The true story of Mary Fields, aka "Stagecoach Mary," a trailblazing African American woman who helped settle the American West.

 Illustrator: Almon, Claire
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 510838
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 3.50
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 75186

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (11/01/18)
   School Library Journal (00/12/18)
   Booklist (12/15/18)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 12/15/2018 In 1895, a call goes out for a stagecoach driver in Cascade, Montana. This job entails navigating nearly impassable trails and fending off outlaws and wild animals to deliver the mail up the mountain to St. Peter’s Mission. Although the Wild West is supposed to be a land of new opportunities, segregation still persists. No matter to a woman and former slave in her 60s who announces, “I’m Mary Fields, but you can call me Fearless!” This picture-book biography reimagines Mary’s successful tryout against younger white cowboys to become the first African American female stagecoach driver in the country. Expressive digital artwork in earth tones depicts dramatic scenes as Mary reads the stars to guide her across rugged mountains, uses her trained pet eagle to attack and outsmart thieves, and guards her horses and overturned wagon against hungry wolves through the night. Final images show women delivering the mail on bicycles, on motorcycles, in trucks, and in airplanes, continuing Mary’s legacy. A concluding author’s note offers more information about this overlooked figure from history. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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