Book of the Week: A Race Around the World: The True Story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland by Caroline Starr Rose, illustrated by Alexandra Bye

In this book

Inspired by Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, Nellie Bly, a 19th century American reporter decides to see if she can get all the way around the world in less than 80 days. She heads east, not realizing that another reporter, Elizabeth Bisland, has been sent on a race to beat her (heading west!). A true story you won’t want to miss.

Recommended for:

All ages, especially for those who loved How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman.

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