New Picture Book from Lindsay Ward
Kids will enjoy Jessie: Queen of the Road, a hardcover picture book that has a female motorcycle as the lead character.
Obviously, this is fiction, since a motorcycle is not the same as a human teenage girl.
However, this children’s book is not just for entertainment and was inspired by real women and their experiences and accomplishments.
Kids will get a feel of what life was like in the United States in the early 20th Century and will be inspired as they read the story.
It’s fun and inspirational to join Jessie as she travels across the country, performs stunts and serves the country.
The book is beautifully illustrated and written by Lindsay Ward, who also wrote the Dexter T. Rexter series and other well reviewed books.
Pub Date 1/31/23
A story about being brave, believing in yourself, and breaking barriers―inspired by seven female motorcyclists.
In the early twentieth century, a teenage Jessie races the streets of New York City―the only female motorcycle around.
After being called unladylike too many times, she leaves and becomes the first female motorcycle to traverse America.
But a few years later, when she tries to enlist during World War I, she’s turned down because she’s a woman.
So she sets her own course, meeting other female motorcycles, working as a stunt rider, and eventually becoming a courier during World War II.
Over the decades and after many achievements―and a few color changes―one thing is clear to Jessie: there’s always a new adventure just around the bend.
Inspired by seven women who rode motorcycles and achieved notable distinctions in an era when they faced numerous barriers, this story is a reminder of the possibilities that await us and what we can accomplish, even against the odds.
Author and Illustrator
4 to 8 years old
Preschool to 3rd Grade
Children’s Historical Fiction
Prize: Jessie: Queen of the Road (arv $17.99)
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