Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original "Girl" Reporter Nellie Bly

By NOYES, Deborah

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ISBN
9780803740174
Publisher
Viking


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on December 1, 2015  |  Middle to High School

Gr 6 Up—Daring? Turbulent? Madwoman? When a book's title includes those words, readers are bound to be inspired to open it. When the book is as well done as this one is, readers will stay through the last page. About half of the narrative is devoted to the 10 days that journalist Nellie Bly spent undercover in an asylum for mentally ill women (and women who were put there unjustly by their families). Given the high drama of these real-life events, the author's matter-of-fact writing style keeps the narrative from veering toward sensationalism. ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on February 1, 2016

With a title ripped from the headlines of Joseph Pulitzer's late-nineteenth-century New York World, Noyes invites readers into the life and times of legendary journalist Nellie Bly. When Bly arrives in New York in 1887, she's unprepared for sexist rejection at the major papers. Determined to make her journalistic mark and desperate for money, she accepts an assignment at the World to go undercover inside the "lunatic asylum" on Blackwell's Island and subsequently report on conditions there. Noyes smartly uses this hook to engage re...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

Bly, determined to make her journalistic mark, accepts an assignment to go undercover inside the "lunatic asylum" on Blackwell's Island and report on its condit...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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