Cover Reveal! Revolutionary Prudence Wright

With the Fourth of July around the corner, I thought it’d be a perfect time for a sneak peek and cover reveal for REVOLUTIONARY PRUDENCE WRIGHT: LEADING THE MINUTE WOMEN IN THE FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE.

We all learn about Paul Revere’s ride and the battles at Lexington and Concord where the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired on April 19, 1775. But…few have heard of another event just a day or two later when women stood ready at a moment’s notice, too, and stepped forward as patriots. Looking through the eyes of the women helps us bring the Revolution home to see that it was much more than men marching and cannons booming.

Revolutions come in all shapes and sizes—quiet and explosive, intentional and unexpected. In An Inconvenient Alphabet, I examined Ben Franklin and Noah Webster’s spelling revolution—an attempt to Americanize—our alphabet and spelling to aid in educating the public and ease communication and unify a diverse population. Even language was part of the American Revolution. And in 2022, I’m thrilled to be sharing two stories about revolutionary women.

In Prudence Wright’s story, releasing Feb. 1, we see the women’s battle on the home-front as revolution seeps into many aspects of life and their patriotic conviction results in a surprising and little known event. Change was happening in all levels of society.  (And in the fall, Deborah Sampson’s story will show more of “The World Turned Upside Down.”)

REVOLUTIONARY PRUDENCE WRIGHT is illustrated by the amazingly talented Susan Reagan and comes to you from super editor Carolyn Yoder and the team at Calkins Creek. The art is gorgeous. Creative. Powerful. What a thrill it’s been to see this story come alive! I can’t wait to share it with you! But for now….the cover!

REV PRUDENCE WRIGHT FC MAY 26 2021

ABOUT REVOLUTIONARY PRUDENCE WRIGHT

Here is the first-ever picture book about female Revolutionary War activist Prudence Wright, who rallied the first and only group of “minute women” to fight the British, changing history in the process.

Prudence Wright had a spark of independence.

Annoyed when the British king held back freedoms in colonial Massachusetts, feisty and fearless Prudence had enough. She said no! to British goods, determined to rely on her resourcefulness and ingenuity to get by. And when British troops continued to threaten the lives of her family and community, she assembled and led the “minute women” of Pepperell to break free of tradition.

This untold story of a courageous and brave woman from the Revolutionary War continues to inspire today.

Feb 01, 2022 | 48 Pages | 10-1/2 x 9-1/2| 7-10 years | ISBN 9781644720578  Now available for Pre-Order. 


26 thoughts on “Cover Reveal! Revolutionary Prudence Wright

  1. Congratulations Beth. The cover and topic look wonderful and inviting. Why is it that so many stories involving women of historical significance, got buried instead of passed down like folk tales do? I would have expected women to tell this story repeatedly, so it got remembered and passed on. Today’s woman would make sure the story stayed up front, but we couldn’t have gotten to this point, without women who had more vision and courage than fear, like Prudence Wright. Also, I can’t find any of your books that wouldn’t make great one hour school musicals. You’re killing me, Beth, lol. 😉. Where do we look for grants? Congratulations to all involved in this important story!✌🏼💖🎶🎨📚

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    1. Thank you Annie! The women of Pepperell, Massachusetts are keeping this story alive – that’s for sure. There was one woman writing history at the time – and when those stories don’t get a wider recognition, I think they get lost. Women weren’t seen as important actors – but if you consider their impact on boycotting British goods and building their own economy from the ground up, I think it presents a very different picture. Thanks for your book love and support!

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  2. I never heard about Revolutionary War activist Prudence Wright and the women who were involved. Amazing. I look forward to reading your powerful story. I just love it when authors shed light on things important women did in history. Best wishes!

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