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Ladies First - 40 Daring American Women Who Were Second to None

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first American woman to obtain a medical degree. Following in her footsteps in the early 1980s, Brenda Berkman was the first woman to challenge New York City’s ban on female firefighters. During the last few centuries, countless women have made amazing contributions to society. Women are now Nobel Peace Prize winners, world-class athletes, and talented inventors and adventurers. Some women, such as Shirley Muldowney—the first woman inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame—shattered perceptions about what women could accomplish. Others broke all the boundaries, such as Lynn Hill—the first person (man or woman!) to free climb the Nose at Yosemite National Park. Award winner Elizabeth Cody Kimmel’s informative text will inspire kids to reach for their dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem. “The profiles ... are as inspiring as they are informative.”—School Library Journal

In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first American woman to obtain a medical degree. Following in her footsteps in the early 1980s, Brenda Berkman was the first woman to challenge New York City’s ban on female firefighters. During the last few centuries, countless women have made amazing contributions to society. Women are now Nobel Peace Prize winners, world-class athletes, and talented inventors and adventurers. Some women, such as Shirley Muldowney—the first woman inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame—shattered perceptions about what women could accomplish. Others broke all the boundaries, such as Lynn Hill—the first person (man or woman!) to free climb the Nose at Yosemite National Park. Award winner Elizabeth Cody Kimmel’s informative text will inspire kids to reach for their dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem. “The profiles ... are as inspiring as they are informative.”—School Library Journal
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In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first American woman to obtain a medical degree. Following in her footsteps in the early 1980s, Brenda Berkman was the first woman to challenge New York City’s ban on female firefighters. During the last few centuries, countless women have made amazing contributions to society. Women are now Nobel Peace Prize winners, world-class athletes, and talented inventors and adventurers. Some women, such as Shirley Muldowney—the first woman inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame—shattered perceptions about what women could accomplish. Others broke all the boundaries, such as Lynn Hill—the first person (man or woman!) to free climb the Nose at Yosemite National Park. Award winner Elizabeth Cody Kimmel’s informative text will inspire kids to reach for their dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem. “The profiles ... are as inspiring as they are informative.”—School Library Journal

Language:

English

Narrators:

Katherine Kellgren

Length:

3h 52m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:07