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Revolutionary Prudence Wright by Beth Anderson
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Feb 01, 2022 | ISBN 9781644720578

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★ ”Reagan’s accomplished illustrations, executed in watercolor with digital drawing, add historical veracity to Anderson’s superbly documented, at times hair-raising narrative. The author explicitly situates Wright and her female comrades as pioneers who ‘proved themselves as full citizens’ in an era before female enfranchisement. Vivid, absorbing, and inspiring. ” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ “This story of the Minutewomen of Pepperell and their contribution to the Revolution, though not well-known, has been passed down through the generations of Prudence’s family and is celebrated as part of local lore. It is an important glimpse into the roles that women played during the time period, showing that they often had to step into traditional male roles while still fulfilling their own. Readers will love that aspect of the story as much as they will admire Prudence’s leadership and “spark of independence” and the way in which the women banded together. The watercolor and digital illustrations include many details that indicate the level of research done by the artist – the drab clothing colors, the household items and tools, and building styles are all perfectly represented.” —Youth Service Book Review, starred review

“Combining digital drawings with traditional watercolor washes, the illustrations are nicely composed, well researched, and suitably dramatic…Presently a little-known story from the American Revolution, this attractive, informative picture book will be an asset to history units related to the period.” —Booklist

“In compact and dramatic fashion, this book conveys the issues that provoked the Revolutionary War, the divisions it created within families, and the role-defying actions undertaken by women of the time. Fine-line and watercolor illustrations teem with energy and emotion, establishing a colonial feel to the pages and making excellent use of spots and varied perspectives.” —School Library Connection

“An episode of the American Revolution not widely taught….Striking digital drawings and watercolors are filled with details in mostly subdued colors, such as gray, brown, tan, and burgundy….This piece of American history is presented in an attractive package that will be readily enjoyed by readers of all ages.” —School Library Journal

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