Ohio's Remarkable Women

Daughters, Wives, Sisters, and Mothers Who Shaped History

Book Description

Moving portraits of fourteen independent women who helped make Ohio what it is today. Ohio's Remarkable Women: Daughters, Wives, Sisters, and Mothers Who Shaped History profiles the lives of the state's most important historical figures--women from across Ohio, from many different backgrounds, and from various walks of life. With enduring strength and compassion, these remarkable women broke through social, cultural, and political barriers to make contributions to society that still have an impact today.

Meet the First Circuit Court judge Florence Ellinwood Allen, a pioneer in the field of law; Newbery Award-winning children's book author Lois Lenski, whose numerous books continue to inspire young readers; educator Hallie Q. Brown, past president of Wilberforce University; and legendary pioneer Annie Oakley, champion markswoman and beloved performer.

About Anderson, Greta

Greta Anderson is the author of More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Texas Women and More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Wisconsin Women (both Globe Pequot Press). She is a reporter, editor and producer of community radio programs in central Iowa, and lives with her husband on a small acreage where she practices vegetable farming and other arts. She lives in Nevada, Iowa.