Nomination: The year we were famous: Based on the true story of young Clara Estby’s walk across America

Dagg, Carole E. The year we were famous: Based on the true story of young Clara Estby’s walk across America. 2011. 250p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Clarion, $16.99 (978-0-618-99983-5). Gr.6-up.

In 1896, Clara and her suffragist mother traversed from Mica Creek, Washington, to New York City in a final attempt to save their family farm. If they could reach their final destination in seven months, the publisher would pay them $10,000.  The book is based on the real story of the author’s great-aunt and great-grandmother who lived this adventure.

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