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...
  • Emily
    Mar 16, 2019
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  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Judaye
    Feb 11, 2019
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  • Mary Librarian
    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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Quintina
    Jan 30, 2019
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  • 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. ...
  • 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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    Feb 13, 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 ...
  • Theresa
    Mar 05, 2019
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  • 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! ...
  • Neha Thakkar
    Feb 10, 2019
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    Mar 06, 2019
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  • Judy Ripke
    Feb 17, 2019
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  • Castle Spooktacular
    Feb 06, 2019
    A great depiction of a brave babe making things happen during the wild west! well written with delightful illustrations. ...
  • 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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  • Eme87
    Feb 02, 2019
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