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Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! In this chapter book biography by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Knudsen, readers learn about the amazing life of Nellie Bly--and how she persisted. Nellie Bly was a journ Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! In this chapter book biography by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Knudsen, readers learn about the amazing life of Nellie Bly--and how she persisted. Nellie Bly was a journalist and one of the first investigative reporters ever. She went undercover to expose wrongdoing and famously raced around the world so she could write about the experience for her newspaper. Reaching for her dreams wasn't easy. But Nellie never gave up, no matter how many obstacles she faced--and she helped others along the way. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Nellie Bly's footsteps and make a difference! Praise for She Persisted: Nellie Bly A fast read, sure to engage transitioning independent readers or older reluctant reader [as well as] more sophisticated readers . . . A likable, meaningful addition to the She Persisted collection. -- Kirkus Reviews This welcome installment of the series will captivate an audience of varying reading levels with a fast pace, accessible language, and adventurous storytelling. -- School Library Journal


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Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! In this chapter book biography by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Knudsen, readers learn about the amazing life of Nellie Bly--and how she persisted. Nellie Bly was a journ Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! In this chapter book biography by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Knudsen, readers learn about the amazing life of Nellie Bly--and how she persisted. Nellie Bly was a journalist and one of the first investigative reporters ever. She went undercover to expose wrongdoing and famously raced around the world so she could write about the experience for her newspaper. Reaching for her dreams wasn't easy. But Nellie never gave up, no matter how many obstacles she faced--and she helped others along the way. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Nellie Bly's footsteps and make a difference! Praise for She Persisted: Nellie Bly A fast read, sure to engage transitioning independent readers or older reluctant reader [as well as] more sophisticated readers . . . A likable, meaningful addition to the She Persisted collection. -- Kirkus Reviews This welcome installment of the series will captivate an audience of varying reading levels with a fast pace, accessible language, and adventurous storytelling. -- School Library Journal

47 review for She Persisted: Nellie Bly

  1. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    As a former investigative reporter I've always been interested in Nellie Bly and her journalism career. This chapter book inspired by the She Persisted picture book series, take readers back in time to her early years and some of the disappointments she experienced due to family finances and problems. Even though she had to quit school, she didn't let that hold her back, boldly writing a letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Dispatch after a column disparaging women in the workplace appeared. H As a former investigative reporter I've always been interested in Nellie Bly and her journalism career. This chapter book inspired by the She Persisted picture book series, take readers back in time to her early years and some of the disappointments she experienced due to family finances and problems. Even though she had to quit school, she didn't let that hold her back, boldly writing a letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Dispatch after a column disparaging women in the workplace appeared. Her writing brought her attention, a new job, and a new name. Eventually she became a reporter for the New York World where she went undercover in an asylum and traveled around the world in 72 days, sending dispatches to the newspaper every step of the way. She continued her writing career while marrying a much-older man and taking over her husband's manufacturing business after his death. It's clear from the text that the author is an admirer of Nellie Bly, a groundbreaker in so many ways and one about whom today's readers need to know. The author has included some suggestions for how readers can use Nellie's example for their own lives and persist in reaching their own goals, no matter the naysayers.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Hailey Bruce

    I read this book with my fourth graders and then had the opportunity to listen the author talk for Young Author’s Day at my school. I learned so much and the kids enjoyed the book! It’s a simple, quick read but plenty interesting and would appeal to many kids in upper elementary!

  3. 4 out of 5

    LeAnn Morgan

    As I walked through the Wordsmith Bookshoppe with my grandchildren this book caught my eye. I purchased two ‘She Persisted’ books & after reading the fascinating story of Nellie Bly, I intend to get the whole series to read then pass to my grandkids💙. These are awesome little books!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Book Buying With Katie

    Cool series. Wish I had had these as a kid.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Andréa

    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ruth

    Boy I sure do love that Nellie Bly, so there really wasn't any way I wasn't going to love this. The art is great, as it is for this entire series. Boy I sure do love that Nellie Bly, so there really wasn't any way I wasn't going to love this. The art is great, as it is for this entire series.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jenn Adams

    Love this series, especially the end matter about how you can persist and the robust references. This started bit slow and I didn't love the writing as much as some of the others, but once you get into some of the assignments/adventures Nellie went on, I think kids will find her life exciting. Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for this eARC in exchange for my honest review. Love this series, especially the end matter about how you can persist and the robust references. This started bit slow and I didn't love the writing as much as some of the others, but once you get into some of the assignments/adventures Nellie went on, I think kids will find her life exciting. Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for this eARC in exchange for my honest review.

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    Suzanne

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