Nomination : Queen of the Falls

Van Allsburg, Chris.  Queen of the Falls.  2011 (Apr.). Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, $18.99 (978-0-5473-1581-2). Gr.4-6. [jsl]

When 62 year old Annie Edson Taylor’s charm school fails, she endeavors to make her fame and fortune as the first person to ride over Niagra Falls in a barrel. Her determination and ingenuity lead her to make a mark on history but barely a ripple during her life.

 

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