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Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure

Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure

by Don Brown Illustrated by Don Brown
Don Brown introduces us to yet another little-known heroine. On June 9, 1909, twenty-two-year-old Alice Ramsey hitched up her skirts and climbed behind the wheel of a Maxwell touring car. Fifty-nine days later she rolled into San Francisco, becoming the first woman to drive across America. What happened in between is quite a tale!

Through words and pictures, the author shares this story of a brave and tenacious young woman who followed her vision to conquer the open road, even when the road was nothing more than a wagon trail. Alice Ramsey's adventure offers a unique perspective on turn-of-the-century America and pays tribute to the pioneering spirit that helped create it.

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Lexile Measure
AD560L
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Biography and Autobiography, Informational Text

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