Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business—and Won!

By MCCULLY, Emily Arnold

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ISBN
9780547290928
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on May 1, 2014  |  Grades 5 and Up

Gr 7 Up—McCully expertly brings to life the story of a unique and determined woman in this well-written and thoroughly researched biography, filled with numerous and pertinent photographs. She places Tarbell's story into historical context, detailing how the country was just discovering the hidden wealth of oil and all the opportunities that came with...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2014

McCully, best known for her picture books, here creates a multilayered cradle-to-grave biography of Ida M. Tarbell, the crusading journalist of the early twentieth century. Readers meet young Ida growing up in Pennsylvania oil country, a tarnished backwater of the Gilded Age. A curious child, Tarbell strove to become a botanist, and eventually a teacher, one of the few jobs open to women. Her teaching career was short-lived, but the lessons of scientific inquir...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

McCully creates a multilayered biography of Tarbell, crusading journalist of the early twentieth century. The author examines the era's soc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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