Nomination: Write On, Mercy!: The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren

 

 

Woelfle, Gretchen. Write On, Mercy! The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren. Illus by Alexandra Wallner. 2012. 40p. Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek, $16.95 (9781590788226). Gr. 2-5.

Unlike most girls in the mid-1700s, Mercy was educated alongside her brother. While openly interested in politics, she secretly wrote poetry, political plays, journalistic pieces of advocacy and a three-volume history of the Revolution. [ltp]

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