Write On, Mercy!: The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren (Hardcover)
The Revolutionary War-era author overcame obstacles and paved the road for future generations of women writers. Gouache illustrations. Timeline, bibliography, web sites (6-8).
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Growing up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Mercy Otis Warren was fortunate to go to school with her brother. When she married Patriot James Warren, Mercy wrote in secret--poetry, plays, and about the events of her time. She wrote of the people she knew, including George Washington and John and Abigail Adams. It wasn't until Mercy was older that her literary life became known, with the publication of her three-volume history of the American Revolution. This is the first picture-book biography of an intrepid woman chronicler.
About the Author
Gretchen Woelfle has published fiction and nonfiction for young readers. Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer won the 2008 Once Upon A World Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance and was named a Notable Social Studies Trade Book by NCSS and a Booklist Top Ten Youth Biography. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated award-winning children's picture-book biographies of famous writers, artists, and historical figures, focusing on their childhoolds. She lives in Mexico.