Captain Blanche Leathers: yes I am a steamboatman

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1st ed.
Set in the late 1800s, when the Mississippi River was our country's grand highway, and the kind of the road was the steamboat, this fascinating picture-book biography tells the true story of Blanche Leathers, the first woman steamboat captain. Even as a young girl Blanche knew that navigating the mighty Mississippi required a special kind of river sense. But that didn't deter her. Blanche loved the Mississippi and held on to her dream. Years later this determined young woman took her pilot's exam, becoming the first woman to captain a steamboat. Judith Heide Gilliland's lyrical text and Holly Meade's distinctive art capture life on the Mississippi and the glory of the steamboat as they tell the story of a young girl who became a legend on the river when piloting one of these grand boats was the dream of boys everywhere.
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Grouping Title captain blanche leathers yes i am a steamboatman
Grouping Author gilliland judith heide
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subject_facet Biographies, Leathers, Blanche, Literature, Paddle steamers -- Mississippi River, Sailors -- Juvenile literature, Women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Women ship captains -- Mississippi River -- Biography
title_display Captain Blanche Leathers : yes I am a steamboatman
title_full Captain Blanche Leathers : yes I am a steamboatman / by Judy Heide Gilliland
title_short Captain Blanche Leathers :
title_sub yes I am a steamboatman
topic_facet Leathers, Blanche, Paddle steamers, Sailors, Women, Women ship captains