Alice across America : the story of the first women's cross-country road trip

by Marsh, Sarah Glenn,

Format: Print Book 2020
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When Alice Ramsey was little, she loved to ride horses--especially fast ones. As she grew up, more people were driving cars. From the moment Alice slid behind the wheel, she was crazy about cars. So when the Maxwell Company challenged her to drive one of their new cars across the country as a promotional ploy to prove that even a lady could do it, Alice daringly accepted. Together, with several women by her side, these trailblazers roughed many insurmountable hardships over the course of a remarkable two month journey and far succeeded all expectations. With a clever blend of women's history, technological history, and American roading geography, this is a celebration of unstoppable women making strides in twentieth-century America.Christy Ottaviano Books
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In 1909, long before roadside diners or even very many paved roads, Alice Ramsey and three friends drove from New York to California, becoming the first women to complete a cross-country American road trip. Their adventures included flat tires and overheated radiators, plus bedbugs and a two-hour delay in Nebraska while the local sheriff searched for an escaped criminal. This extended-length nonfiction picture book focuses on Alice's determination to show that "a lady could drive just as well as a man. Or even better," and covers the important aspects of the trip without bogging it down. Colorful cartoon illustrations in a naive style, combined with the slightly oversize format, capture the excitement and movement of her historic road trip. Endnotes give further details and photos of Alice's life and trip and a brief history of America's highway system. A selected bibliography is included. An illustrated map on the endpapers shows the route and highlights of the trip. Focusing on a little-known slice of history, this is a solid addition to nonfiction picture-book collections."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Ramsey, Alice -- Travel -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Ramsey, Alice -- Travel -- United States.
Women automobile drivers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Automobile travel -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Juvenile literature.
Sex role -- Juvenile literature.
Women automobile drivers -- United States -- Biography.
Automobile travel -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Sex role.
Publisher New York :2020
Edition First edition.
Contributors Ford, Gilbert, illustrator.
Audience Ages 5-9.
Language English
Notes "Christy Ottaviano Books."
Color maps on endpapers
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustations (some color), color maps ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781250297020
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