Nomination: The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell

ImageKlaber, William. The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell. 2013. 292 p. Greenleaf Book Group Press, $24.95 (978-1-60832-562-7). Gr. 9 and up. [jw]

Lucy leaves her family and begins to dress as a man to take advantage of the greater financial and employment opportunities available to men in the late 1800s. She works as a dance instructor, a homesteader and in many other jobs, hoping to own land and live life on her own terms. Her story includes love, persecution, legal struggles because of her gender presentation, and an engaging mix of sorrow and inspiration which make the reader feel close to Lucy and hope for her success. Based on a true story.

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