Bold Women in Alaska History (Bold Women in History) by Marjorie Cochrane

By Marjorie Cochrane

From Natalia Shelikhova, unofficially the 1st lady governor of Russian Alaska, to the pioneer Iditarod racer Mary Shields, the 11 girls portrayed during this enticing booklet have been certainly bold—breaking down boundaries of sexism, racism, and political competition to end up heroines in their time. The fourth in Mountain Press’s state-by-state sequence for youngster readers, daring ladies in Alaska historical past finds the female aspect of our northernmost state’s storied prior. one of the fear-less femmes we meet are Mary Antisarlook, the Reindeer Queen of Sinrock; Elizabeth Peratrovich, an early crusader for local Alaskan civil rights; and Thelma Buchholdt, the 1st woman Filipino American to serve within the Alaska legislature.

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