Fearless Mary: The True Adventures of Mary Fields, American Stagecoach Driver

Fearless Mary: The True Adventures of Mary Fields, American Stagecoach Driver

A little-known but fascinating and larger-than-life character, Mary Fields is one of the unsung, trailblazing African American women who helped settle the American West. A former slave, Fields became the first African American woman stagecoach driver in 1895, when, in her 60s, she beat out all the cowboys applying for the job by being the fastest to hitch a team of six hor A little-known but fascinating and larger-than-life character, Mary Fields is one of the unsung, trailblazing African Ame...

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Title:Fearless Mary: The True Adventures of Mary Fields, American Stagecoach Driver
Author:Tami Charles
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Genres:Childrens
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

Fearless Mary: The True Adventures of Mary Fields, American Stagecoach Driver Reviews

  • Jessica
    Jan 18, 2019
    4 stars for topic. ...
  • Sarah Sammis
    Jan 01, 2019
    This book is big on show, not tell, with Almon's energetic illustrations showing Mary hitching the horses to the stagecoach and then driving them through the course up and down the steep hill. What the text doesn't say directly (though it does hint at it) is that she was the fastest ap...
  • Jillian
    Mar 27, 2019
    More stories about badass freedwomen with trained pet eagles who smashed the patriarchy, please! ...
  • Jessie
    Apr 20, 2019
    The illustrations here are really colorful, bold, and show a lot of motion. I wish the illustrations and main text had conveyed more explicitly (beyond one place in the text) that Mary was an older woman. I really liked the scenes at the end moving forward to women delivering in the...
  • Kirsti
    Feb 06, 2019
    Fascinating and inspiring account of Mary Fields, who was a slave until age 33, traveled solo to the West, and became a stagecoach driver because she was brave and the money was good. She protected herself with a rifle and A PET EAGLE OH MY GOODNESS. A great read for children and a...
  • Desiree Sotomayor
    Apr 08, 2019
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  • Jill
    Mar 09, 2019
    The author explains in an afterword that not much is really known about Mary Fields besides a bare outline, some photos, and a lot of rumors, so the author had to use her imagination to fill in the gaps. What we do know is that a six-foot tall woman named Mary Fields who was a slave pr...
  • Jen
    Feb 04, 2019
    Wow. Mary Fields stood up against racism, sexism and ageism. ...
  • Amanda
    Mar 07, 2019
    The pictures make her look a lot younger, but I love the fact that she started driving the stage coach when she was in her 60's! She was amazing. ...
  • Kelly
    Feb 15, 2019
    Great (unknown) story about a brave woman. ...
  • Kimberly
    Apr 07, 2019
    I love books about kickass ladies. ...
  • MaryLibrarianOH
    Mar 05, 2019
    A biography about an African American woman that became the first female stagecoach driver out west. The artwork appears to be created digitally. ...
  • Kaydee
    Mar 25, 2019
    Wonderful book! ...
  • Cathy
    Mar 14, 2019
    Not the best illustrations in the world, but what a powerful and empowering story of a little-known woman who became the first black, first female stage-coach driver in the United State. ...
  • Jillian Heise
    Mar 16, 2019
    I want to like this book for what it is, but based on the complete erasure of Native Americans from it, I find it problematic. The mission that Mary drives the stagecoach to deliver to was a boarding school, and that is never mentioned. To have a story told in the "Wild West" without a...
  • Akoss
    Jan 18, 2019
    Thank you so much, Tami Charles for giving a voice to Mary Fields. ...
  • Carla
    May 13, 2019
    Great way to learn about a historical figure. Well told story with beautiful illustrations. ...
  • Linda
    Jan 16, 2019
    Considered part non-fiction and part historical fiction in order to create a story, Mary was a real person, a former slave who went west to make a new life. She tried out for the job of stagecoach driver when everyone thought it was only a man's job and certainly not a job for a former...
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    Apr 11, 2019
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    Mar 16, 2019
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  • Renee
    Mar 15, 2019
    Good for young readers or a story time. Interesting history about a little known person ...
  • Aliza Werner
    Feb 02, 2019
    Mary is a former slave, woman, Black, in her 60s...and she doesn?t let anything hold her back from applying for one of the most dangerous jobs in the West! Engaging introduction to America?s first Black woman stagecoach driver. ...
  • Air
    Jan 22, 2019
    This was an amazing introductory story to Fearless Mary. Some of the events aren't told in order, but the author explains the reasoning for that in the Author's Note. I think that all-in-all this is an amazing introduction to an amazing woman and was a lot of fun to read! ...
  • Castle Spooktacular
    Feb 06, 2019
    A great depiction of a brave babe making things happen during the wild west! well written with delightful illustrations. ...
  • Christina Carter
    Mar 31, 2019
    It is inspiring to learn about a woman who challenged the norm and pursued something she was really good at in spite of the obstacles she faced; defying the prevailing mores of the time, and becoming the first African American woman stagecoach driver (in 1895)! She was hired at the age...
  • Emily
    Mar 05, 2019
    Mary Fields, first female stagecoach driver. So cool! She had a pet eagle to protect her from bandits! Reminds me of what I know of calamity Jane! So glad I came across this book, especially during women?s history month! ...
  • Katy
    Jan 25, 2019
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  • Mk Campbell
    Feb 18, 2019
    Here's the Hook: Fearless Mary "put the 'Wild' in Wild West," breaking boundaries and throwing prejudices aside. A former slave, 60-year-old Mary Fields sets out to get a job as a stagecoach driver, a famously dangerous and male-dominated field. She makes it clear to everyone that sh...
  • Malcolm G. 8B
    Jan 24, 2019
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  • wildct2003
    Mar 26, 2019
    Focuses on a small portion of Mary?s life. Good story. Left me wanting more. ...