Jan Cleere, Globe Pequot, $12.95, Softcover.
Jan Cleere, Globe Pequot, $12.95, Softcover.

Young Adult: The young women described in these 11 short profiles reflect the ethnic diversity, varied lifestyles and resourceful character one needed in order to thrive in the harsh Arizona landscape. While pioneer girls are usually profiled as bastions of domestic virtues, each of these headstrong girls broke feminine and cultural molds. They endured Indian captivity or rough wrangling lives or racial prejudice to become pillars of Arizona communities. Young women will recognize them as vanguards for modern girls’ freedom of choice.

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