Caroline Starr Rose, A Race Around the World: The True Story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland

In 1889, New York reporter Nellie Bly--inspired by Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days--began a circumnavigation she hoped to complete in less time. Her trip was sponsored by her employer, The World. Just hours after her ship set out across the Atlantic, another New York publication put writer Elizabeth Bisland on a westbound train. Bisland was headed around the world in the opposite direction, thinking she could beat Bly's time. Only one woman could win the race, but both completed their journeys in record time. 

Caroline Starr Rose is an award-winning author whose books have been ALA-ALSC Notable, Junior Library Guild, ABA New Voices, Kids' Indie Next, Amazon's Best Books of the Month for Kids, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections. Alexandra Bye graduated from the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

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Friday, October 4, 2019 - 6:00pm
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780807500101
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - October 1st, 2019