Here Come the Girl Scouts! by Shana Corey
Illustrated by Hadley Hooper

On March 12, 1912, a new organization had its first meeting in Savannah, Georgia. Based on the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides in England that were founded by Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his sister, Agnes Baden-Powell , the Girl Scouts began in the U.S. as a meeting of eighteen girls who were convened by […]


Featured on March 31, 2012

You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer! by Shana Corey
Illustrated by Chesley McLaren

On May 27, 1818, Amelia Jenks was born in Homer, New York. She married an attorney named Dexter Bloomer, who encouraged her to write for his paper, the Seneca Falls Country Courier. Amelia became a strong voice for both temperance and women’s rights. She also had the good fortune of having a piece of clothing […]


Featured on May 31, 2011

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