Nomination: The Original Cowgirl: The Wild Adventures of Lucille Mulhall

Lang, Heather. The Original Cowgirl: The Wild Adventures of Lucille Mulhall. Illus. by Suzanne Beaky. 2015. 32p. Albert Whitman & Company, $16.99 (978-0-8075-2931-7). Gr.2-5.

Lucille Mulhall, known as “America’s First Cowgirl” followed her passion of riding and roping during a time when women were viewed as weak and unfit to participate in such physically grueling tasks. She became a successful competitor by refusing to let those around her tell her she couldn’t do what she wanted just because she was a girl.

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