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Motor girls : how women took the wheel and drove boldly into the twentieth century

Author: Sue Macy; Danica Patrick
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Partners, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Come along for a joy ride in this tribute to the daring women -- Motor Girls, as they were called at the turn of the century -- who got behind the wheel of the first cars and paved the way for change. The automobile has always symbolized freedom, and in this book we meet the first generation of female motorists who drove cars for fun, profit, and to make a statement about the evolving role of women. From the advent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Nonfiction
Biography
History
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Macy; Danica Patrick
ISBN: 9781426326974 1426326971 9781426326981 142632698X
OCLC Number: 951613762
Awards: Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies 2018.
Description: 96 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: America, meet the motor car --
Motoring laws --
The time of her life --
Mind your manners --
Going the distance --
The well-dressed motorist --
The need for speed --
Road reads --
Driving for liberty --
Motoring milestones --
Bumpy roads --
Shifting gears.
Responsibility: Sue Macy ; foreword by Danica Patrick.

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