Revolutionary Prudence Wright: Leading the Minute Women in the Fight for Independence



Revolutionary Prudence Wright: Leading the Minute Women in the Fight for Independence

Illustrated by Susan Reagan

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.

Educator Guide – coming soon!


⭐️ “…Reagan’s accomplished illustrations, executed in watercolor with digital drawing, add historical veracity to Anderson’s superbly documented, at times hair-raising narrative. The author explicitly situates Wright and her female comrades as pioneers who “proved themselves as full citizens” in an era before female enfranchisement…Vivid, absorbing, and inspiring.  ~ Kirkus

“…In compact and dramatic fashion, this book conveys the issues that provoked the Revolutionary War, the divisions it created within families, and the role-defying actions undertaken by women of the time. Fine-line and watercolor illustrations teem with energy and emotion, establishing a colonial feel to the pages and making excellent use of spots and varied perspectives…Recommended.  ~School Library Connection

Hardcover | $18.99   Published by Calkins Creek/Astra Books for Young Readers
Feb 01, 2022 | 48 Pages | 10-1/2 x 9-1/2| 7-10 years | ISBN 9781644720578

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