Fearless Mary: The True Adventures Of Mary Fields, American Stagecoach Driver

ISBN-10: 0807523054
ISBN-13: 9780807523056
Author: Charles, Tami
Illustrated by: Almon, Claire
Interest Level: K-3
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

Publication Date: January 2019

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 32


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Interest Level

Grades K-3

Reading Level

Accelerated Reader Level: 4.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

Description
A little-known but fascinating and larger-than-life character, Mary Fields is one of the unsung, trailblazing African American women who helped settle the American West. A former slave, Fields became the first African American woman stagecoach driver in 1895, when, in her 60s, she beat out all the cowboys applying for the job by being the fastest to hitch a team of six horses. She won the dangerous and challenging job, and for many years traveled the badlands with her pet eagle, protecting the mail from outlaws and wild animals, never losing a single horse or package. Fields helped pave the way for other women and people of color to become stagecoach drivers and postal workers.
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