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 Her name was Mary Katharine : the only woman whose name is on the Declaration of Independence
 Author: Schwartz, Ella

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2022)

 Dewey: 686.2092
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 23 x 28 cm

 BTSB No: 791431 ISBN: 9780316298322
 Ages: 6-8 Grades: 1-3

 Goddard, Mary Katherine, -- 1738-1816
 United States. -- Declaration of Independence
 Women printers -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Biography
 Women publishers -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Biography
 Publishers and publishing -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- History -- 18th century
 United States -- History -- 1775-1783, Revolution
 Baltimore (Md.) -- Biography

Price: $23.28

A picture book biography of Mary Katharine Goddard, a revolutionary media entrepreneur and the only woman whose name appears on the Declaration of Independence.

 Illustrator: Phumiruk, Dow

   Kirkus Reviews (11/01/21)
   School Library Journal (03/01/22)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2022 K-Gr 3—Mary Katharine Goddard grew up in the colony of Connecticut, under British rule. After her father died, her older brother began a newspaper, but William "wasn't the best newspaper owner," and loyal Katharine spent her life running the paper he started and abandoned, printing patriotic articles against Britain's unfair treatment of the colonies. The title serves as the beginning of a refrain: "Her name was Mary Katharine and she had an important job to do." One of her important jobs was printing the Declaration of Independence, upon which she included her whole name instead of her usual initials. Detailed but static watercolor and digital illustrations look appropriately old-fashioned. With a glossary and selected sources, the back matter also includes an author's note which describes the later years of Mary Katharine's life and reveals that she had an enslaved person, whom she freed upon her death. VERDICT This brings deserved attention to an overlooked patriot, and is highly recommended.—Jenny Arch - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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