Wednesday, August 8, 2012

They Stood Alone by Sandy McLeod Humphrey

Imagine this: For centuries everyone has believed that the sun and all the planets revolve around the earth. But by studying the old books and observing the heavens, you have concluded that the earth and all the other planets revolve around the sun. Your theory is so radical that you are hesitant to tell others about it. Your name is Nicolaus Copernicus. Although at first your beliefs are denounced and ridiculed, your observations are eventually proved correct. In time, you come to be called the founding father of modern astronomy.
Or imagine this: It's the early 19th century and women have few legal rights. Married women can't own property, their wages belong to their husbands, and they don't even have the right of guardianship over their children. You know the laws are unfair, but as a young woman yourself, what can you do? Your name is Elizabeth Cady Stanton. You spend your life fighting for women's rights, and later many give you credit for being the architect and founder of the Women's Rights Movement.

What a great job Sandy McLeod Humphrey did with this book!

An easy read.  I had a great time reading all the stories about so many wonderful people in our history today!

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (November 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616144858
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616144852

  • You can purchase the book HERE