Michelle Barone
Cynthia Becker
Daniel Blegen
Liz Duckworth
Debra Faulkner
Mary Peace Finley
Lydia Griffin
Gail E. Haley
Joyce B. Lohse
Charlie Mac
Nancy Oswald
Sarah B. Rickman
John Stansfield
Steve Walsh
Dorothy Yoder

Nancy Love

Nancy Love
WASP Pilot

By Sarah Byrn Rickman


Nancy Love: WASP Pilot introduces one of the heroic woman pilots of World War II to Young Adult readers.

Nancy Harkness Love (1914-1976) earned her pilot's license at age 16 and worked as a test pilot and air racer in the 1930s. During World War II she convinced General William Tunner to set up a group of female pilots to ferry aircraft from factories to air bases. Her proposal was  approved as the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS). Nancy commanded this unit and later all ferrying operations in the newly formed Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). She was awarded the Air Medal and was appointed lieutenant colonel in the US Air Force Reserve in 1948.
This is Sarah Byrn Rickman’s ninth book about the WASP of WWII. It is her second book aimed at introducing young readers to the gutsy women who paved the way for today’s women military pilots.
Sarah also serves as editor of the WASP News, the official newsletter for the WASP Archives, located at the Texas Woman’s University Library, Denton, Texas.

Grades 6 thru adult

                        Doc Susie, My Neighbor

                                    By Owen Briggs

Susan Anderson (1870-1960), one of the first women to practice medicine in Colorado, was known as "Doc Susie" by residents of the Fraser Valley where for fifty years she was the only physician in the area.

In Doc Susie: My Neighbor Owen Briggs brings a new insight into the legendary Coloradan. Owen lived next door to Doc Susie for several years and has first person memories. His Aunt Hazel, as executor to Doc's estate, was able to preserve many of her personal belongings, and Owen has photographed a selection of those items to be published for the first time here.


Poker Alice Tubbs
The Straight Story

A Lady Gambler in the Wild West
by Liz Morton Duckworth

Poker Alice Tubbs is legendary in the West—famous for her big black cigar and her high-stakes life in gold rush boomtowns of the Rockies and the Black Hills.

Poker Alice: The Straight Story sorts out tangled facts from colorful fiction to reveal a unique and determined woman living in a man’s world.  During her life, Poker Alice (1851-1930) encountered notorious characters including Soapy Smith, Calamity Jane and Madame Moustache. From mountaintops to valleys, she weathered victories and defeats, always ready to take risks—on the cards or with her heart.

A passion for getting at truth of Alice’s story launched Liz Morton Duckworth’s in-depth research and resulted in this book.  Poker Alice: The Straight Story is a fascinating true tale of the West and serves as a must-have resource for researchers and writers.

     Price: $12.95                    

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