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Agnes Ayre's ABCs of Amazing Women

Agnes Ayre's ABCs of Amazing Women

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Join legendary artist and activist Agnes Ayre (1890-1943) as she leads readers through an alphabetical introduction to some of the most remarkable women from Newfoundland and Labrador history. You’ll meet scientists, artists, philanthropists, writers, athletes, adventurers, and more. You’ll also get to know a trailblazing group of suffragists who altered the course of this province’s history. Agnes Ayre’s ABCs of Amazing Women demonstrates that within every individual is the ability to accomplish something spectacular; it also reminds us that that when like-minded people work together, they can change society for the better. Filled with beautiful original illustrations, fascinating historical detail, and rarely told stories, this innovative ABC book will charm and inform children and adults alike.

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JENNY HIGGINS is a St. John's—based writer, whose first book, Perished: The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster won the 2015 Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing. She also writes for the Maritime History Archive and the provincial Department of Education.
Jenny Higgins is an award-winning author and woman of letters (all 26 of them). She lives in Flatrock with one human, one dog, two cats, and several thousand honeybees. She loves her mom so much that she wrote this book for her.

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