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Ages: 9-13

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Grade: 6-up

Guided Reading Level: Z+

Fearless Female Journalists

Women's Hall of Fame Series

by: Joy Crysdale

Women who've changed the world by reporting on it...

Ten inspirational biographies of women who risked everything - including their lives - to bring us the world's stories. Whether reporting from the front lines or the anchor desk, they pushed the boundaries of print, radio, TV, and internet journalism. By reading about their lives we learn the history of modern journalism. From abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd and stunt reporter Nellie Bly, to feminist Doris Anderson and pioneering photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White. On to TV legends Barbara Frum and Katie Couric – the first woman to be the solo anchor of a US network news desk – and sports reporter Pam Oliver. Learn about murdered Russian war correspondent Anna Politkovskaya, courageous Afghan journalist Farida Nekzad, and South African Thembi Ngubane, who recorded her own fight against AIDS. Their personal stories will inspire you as much as their intrepid journalism.  



Recommended in the Canadian Children's Book Centre's "Best Books for Kids and Teens" Annual 

Named to the 2011 Amelia Bloomer Project List - Best Feminist Books for Young Readers - An annual list of the best feminist books for readers under age 18. The Amelia Bloomer book list is published by the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association’s Social Responsibilities Round Table. To find out more visit the project’s blog.


A Toronto journalism professor, Crysdale writes in an easy-to-read style that will interest readers nine to 13 or possibly older. - Winnipeg Free Press, July 19, 2010

Fearless Female Journalists gives readers a new or renewed appreciation of women who have shaped the world in many exceptional ways. Mothers and daughters might enjoy reading together through the series, though readership need not be limited to girls and women. May The Women’s Hall of Fame Series continue to sound out the unsung heroines. - CM: Canadian Review of Materials, September 10, 2010

Thought provoking, touching, enlightening and over all powerful. It made me remember why I had started my own career in Broadcasting so many years ago. The only difference is I did not have the guts to stick it out, unlike the courageous women who broke down the barriers and crashed open the doors for the rest of us. - Pencil Pushers and Ink Splotches blog, September 2, 2010

These women show strength, tenacity and bravery, while facing ridicule and giving up much personally, as they bring us news from all corners of the world.
- Sal's Fiction Addiction Book Blog, April 21, 2010


Reading Levels

Grade: 6-up

Guided Reading Level: Z+

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