Bylines: A Photobiography of Nellie Bly
Bylines: A Photobiography of Nellie Bly

Series: Photobiographies   

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Annotation: Profiles the life of pioneering American journalist Nellie Bly, from her humble origins in Cochran's Mill, Pennsylvania, a town named after her father, to the most exotic cities around the globe.
Catalog Number: #38759
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
Special Formats: Inventory Sale Inventory Sale
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition Date: 2009
Pages: 64 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-426-30513-3 Perma-Bound: 0-605-26491-0
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-426-30513-9 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-26491-5
Dewey: 921
LCCN: 2008052329
Dimensions: 28 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
School Library Journal Starred Review (Thu Oct 01 00:00:00 CDT 2009)
ALA Booklist (Sat Aug 01 00:00:00 CDT 2009)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Horn Book (Thu Apr 01 00:00:00 CDT 2010)
Kirkus Reviews
National Council For Social Studies Notable Children's Trade
Publishers Weekly
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Wilson's High School Catalog
Wilson's Junior High Catalog
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical and web references (pages 62-63) and index.
Word Count: 10,182
Reading Level: 7.5
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 7.5 / points: 2.0 / quiz: 131298 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:12.5 / points:5.0 / quiz:Q48107
Lexile: 1150L

Bylines is the latest title from award-winning biographer Sue Macy. Nellie Bly was a pioneering American journalist who lived by the belief that "Energy rightly applied and directed will accomplish anything." This credo took her from humble origins in Cochran’s Mill, Pennsylvania, a town named after her father, to the most exotic cities around the globe by the time she was 25.

Nellie Bly was born Elizabeth Jane Cochran in 1864, in an age when many women led unassuming lives. Her life would make people sit up and take notice: When she wasn’t making history herself, she was writing about others who did. Rarely has anyone left a more detailed record of her place in the world than Nellie Bly. In a very public life, she shared her feelings and opinions through her writing and embraced the struggles of all classes of Americans who were fighting for their rights.

The story of the two decades before and after the turn of the 20th century was her story, and she wrote with a powerful pen. Her "stunt journalism" included getting herself committed to an insane asylum for women and circling the globe in a mere 72 days. She profiled leaders from Susan B. Anthony to Eugene V. Debs, exposed corruption, and offered her readers a travelogue that expanded their horizons, even as it made the world a little smaller.

Her words live on even now, and Sue Macy’s masterful biography invites young readers into Nellie Bly’s America, a country at a time of great growth and social change.