Thursday, December 27, 2012

Molly, By Golly by Dianne Ochiltree - ADVISABLE

Ochiltree, Dianne Molly, By Golly: the legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter, Kathleen Kemly.  Calkins Creek, 2012.  $17.  Content: G.  PICTURE BOOK.  

Molly was the cook for Fire Company No. 11 in New York City.  One night in the deep of winter, many of the firefighters were sick with influenza.  When the fire alarm sounded, Molly went to work with the rest of them and earned the right to call herself a fireman.  

This picture books fleshes out the few details known about Molly Williams and is a reminder to girls that women of all times and places did work wherever they were needed.  A solid addition to a picture book collection.  

EL - ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher.

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