Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built The Brooklyn Bridge

ISBN-10: 1250155320
ISBN-13: 9781250155320
Author: Dougherty, Rachel
Illustrated by: Dougherty, Rachel
Interest Level: K-3
Publisher: Roaring Brook

Publication Date: February 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 40


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Interest Level

Grades K-3

Reading Level

Lexile: 960L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / How Things Work-Are Made

Description
On a warm spring day in 1883 , a woman rode across the Brooklyn Bridge with a rooster on her lap. It was the first trip across an engineering marvel that had taken nearly fourteen years to construct. The woman's husband was the chief engineer, and he knew all about the dangerous new technique involved. The woman insisted she learn as well. When he fell ill mid-construction, her knowledge came in handy. She supervised every aspect of the project while he was bedridden, and she continued to learn about things only men were supposed to know: math, science, engineering. Women weren't supposed to be engineers. But this woman insisted she could do it all, and her hard work helped to create one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. This is the story of Emily Roebling , the secret engineer behind the Brooklyn Bridge.
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