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Seven Brave Women by Betsy Hearne

Seven Brave Women

by Betsy Hearne

Other authors: Bethanne Andersen (Illustrator)

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Genre: biography/historical fiction This book introduces different stories of the seven brave women who lived in the war. The importance of this book is to remind the reader to celebrate the women in history who may not have fought in a great battle, but had just as brave and amazing lives that are worth passing down to younger generations.
I will use it for lower elementary and put it in classroom library. ( )
  LUOLINLIN | Apr 22, 2018 |
Seven Brave Women is a story about all of the women in the author's life including herself, her mother, her two grandmothers, and her two great-grandmothers. They are each separated by a chapter. I would recommend this book for grades 2-4.
  audreybusch | Apr 13, 2017 |
In this fictional account of a young girl's ancestors, the author emphasizes the women's impact on history. The story began with the girl's great-great-great grandmother, who lived during the Revolutionary War, and traveled all the way from Switzerland to Philadelphia. Her great-great grandmother worked hard as a farmer during the War of 1812. She also contributed to society, making medicine and sewing. One of her great-grandmothers opened her own hospital. Her grandmother even became an architect, after attending an all men's school. Finally, her mother was a great story teller. Her mother loved to tell stories about the bravery of women, who did not fight in the wars that men did.
As the story dates back all the way to the time period of the Revolutionary War, the author reflects on the bravery of women, instead of the men and war they are often glorified for. During this time in history, women were largely unrecognized for their contributions to society. The moral of this story is there are other ways to be brave, besides fighting in a war. Women were brave in many ways, and still are to this day. ( )
  srmorgan | Feb 4, 2016 |
The story of seven women ancestors passed down about their bravery living through a war, even though they did not fight in them. The setting moves through time and each woman's life through a war. The importance of this book is to remind the reader to celebrate the women in history who may not have fought in a great battle, but had just as brave and amazing lives that are worth passing down to younger generations. ( )
  NoelAbadie | Feb 3, 2016 |
A book about seven women who made history her story. The young girl telling the story brings us through several generations of brave women in her very own family. These women were farmers, missionaries, artists, architects, story tellers, and lastly they were all mothers. We learn that each woman in the story marks a part of history by living through wars not fighting in them. A story to tell what women were doing while men served in wars, a side of war that is not meant to hurt others. Reading the authors note is what makes the book certainly more interesting for me. Knowing that these women were real people and the things they have done made a mark on the little girl writing the story. She learns about the courage in her family and cannot wait to make history as her grandmothers, great grandmothers, great-great-grandmothers, and even her great-great-great-grandmothers did.
Perfect book to show that women have just as much impact on war as men do. Many times we only see the ugly sides of war this book shows the delicacy that women dealt with during war. This picture book also shows how the narrator viewed the women we learn about. The pictures are softly brought to us, as well as very flowy and feminine. I would read this to grades 4-6, the text is a bit difficult for younger readers. ( )
  cchaney | Feb 1, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0688145027, Hardcover)

Take a journey through time with seven women who left their indelible imprints on the past. Their history is a story and more. They were farmers and artists and missionaries and storytellers. They fought many battles but never in any wars. They were devout and determined and tireless and beloved. They were brave beyond compare. Betsy Hearne and Bethanne Andersen both make their picture-book debuts in this empowering, beautifully illustrated account of seven unforgettable women.

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A young girl recounts the brave exploits of her female ancestors, including her great-great-great grandmother who came to America in a wooden sailboat.

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