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Molly, by Golly!
The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter
Dianne Ochiltree Illustrator: Kathleen Kemly

Calkins Creek
September 1, 2012 / ISBN 978-1590787212
Nonfiction/children 7 and up

Reviewed by Willie Elliott

Diane Ochiltree, with the help of wonderfully drawn illustrations by Kathleen Kemly, has brought to our attention another American hero, Molly Williams.
Ochiltree tells the story of Williams and her courageous undertaking when she helped out in fighting a fire in New York City at a time when many of the regular firefighters were unable to serve because of a widespread illness.

Young readers will be proud of the courage shown by Miss Williams and will appreciate her more when they learn it is a true story.

In addition to telling a wonderful (true) story with vivid illustrations, the book has a world of information such as firefighting web sites, a selected bibliography, and questions and other information on firefighting.

Reviewed 2012