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New Book Celebrates Women in Montana History

On Wednesday, March 15, Mountain Press, based in Missoula, will release Bold Women in Montana History by Beth Judy. We had a chance to talk with the author this morning on K96fm. If you don’t find the book at your local bookseller, you can order it directly from the publisher, HERE.

Here’s more about the book, from the publisher:

Bold WomenThe eleven women portrayed in this engaging book were indeed bold—breaking down barriers of sexism, racism, and political opposition to emerge as heroines of their time. The sixth book in Mountain Press’s state-by-state series for teen readers, Bold Women in Montana History reveals the feminine side of the Treasure State’s storied past.

Within these pages are stories of fearless femmes who dared to dream and resolved to take action. Among them we meet Annie Morgan, a Philipsburg homesteader whose mysterious life is only now coming to light; the bronc-riding Greenough sisters, Alice and Marge, who became rodeo stars during the sport’s heyday; and Elouise Cobell, champion of Native American rights.

Perfect for school or home, this collection of short but informative biographies is both a valuable resource and an entertaining read. For readers young and old, Bold Women in Montana History proves what women can accomplish when they dare to be bold.

Beth Judy grew up near Chicago and currently lives in Missoula. She received a BA from Harvard College. In 1992, she moved to Missoula and earned an MFA in creative writing at the University of Montana. From 1994 to 2014, she was a producer at Montana Public Radio, where she was known as “The Plant Detective.” As a freelance writer, Beth has written for “Prairie Home Companion” and Montana Magazine, among other publications.

 

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