Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, Cokie Roberts, Diane Goode, Liberty, Ladies, Founding, Mothers, Women, Girls, America, United States, History

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Book Review


Ladies of Liberty is a book about the women who helped to lay the groundwork for the United States. Included are stories about a number of women who were educators, writers, mothers, reformers, novelists, explorers, and more. These women opened orphanages, started women’s rights movements, supported presidents, raised children, and powerfully helped to form a young nation. Women such as Sacagawea, a Native American who helped lead Lewis and Clark through the Louisiana Territory, and Lucy Terrace Prince, a freed slave and brilliant poet and orator, offer stories about amazing women “of color” during a time where skin color was a statement in and of itself. Included throughout the book are insights to the culture, timelines, and references to widely known male historical figures.