Ten days a madwoman : the daring life and turbulent times of the original "girl" reporter, Nellie Bly by Noyes, Deborah (#1304HD3)

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Ten days a madwoman : the daring life and turbulent times of the original "girl" reporter, Nellie Bly

by Noyes, Deborah
Paperback Puffin Books, 2017

$9.99

Overview
From the Publisher
The compelling and true story of how one truly dedicated journalist admitted herself to an asylum to write a groundbreaking exposé.    Young Nellie Bly had ambitious goals, especially for a woman at the end of the nineteenth century, when the few female journalists were relegated to writing columns about cleaning or fashion. But fresh off a train from Pittsburgh, Nellie knew she was destined for more and pulled a major journalistic stunt that skyrocketed her to fame: feigning insanity, being committed to the notorious asylum on Blackwell's Island, and writing a shocking exposé of the clinic&;s horrific treatment of its patients.   Nellie Bly became a household name and raised awareness of political corruption, poverty, and abuses of human rights. Leading an uncommonly full life, Nellie circled the globe in a record seventy-two days and brought home a pet monkey before marrying an aged millionaire and running his company after his death.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 12/15/15
  • Horn Book Guide, 10/01/16
  • Horn Book Magazine, 01/01/16
  • Kirkus Reviews, 11/15/15
  • Publishers Weekly, 11/23/15
  • School Library Journal starred, 12/01/15
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 02/01/16
Product Details
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publication Date: February 7, 2017
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: 070.92
  • Classifications: Biography, Nonfiction
  • Description: 136, 8 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-14-750874-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-14-750874-4
  • Follett Number: 1304HD3
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 7.4
  • ATOS Book Level: 8.1
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 5
  • AR Quiz: 180417EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 12.5
  • Reading Counts Points: 9
  • Lexile: 1210L