The Legend of Molly Williams, America's
First Female Firefighter
Dianne Ochiltree Illustrator:
September 1, 2012 / ISBN 978-1590787212
Nonfiction/children 7 and up
by Willie Elliott
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.
will be proud of the courage shown by Miss Williams and will appreciate
her more when they learn it is a true story.
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