Fearless Mary Fields, American Stagecoach Driver
Fearless Mary – Mary Fields, American Stagecoach Driver is based on the true story of former slave, Mary Fields in the late 19th century. This fearless woman faced discrimination head on. She showcased her incredible skills and courage, proving her ability to drive a stagecoach.
Mary Fields was an expert horsewoman and took on the dangers of being a stagecoach driver in the wild west. Along with racism, she drove her team over rough terrain and with a constant danger of thieves.
If all this wasn’t fascinating enough, Fields also had a Bald Eagle for a pet. This factoid is not really explained much, but makes her that much cooler.
Overall, Fearless Mary is a great, truth-based story with beautiful illustrations. She is someone I’ve never even heard of before reading this and provides another important view into the wild west.