Annotations for Molly, by Golly! : The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter


Baker & Taylor
An introduction to the achievements of African-American heroine Molly Williams describes how she worked as a cook for New York City's Fire Company 11 until the fateful winter day in 1818 when most of the firefighters succumbed to the flu and Molly jumped into action to stop a house fire. By the award-winning author of Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins.

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Baker & Taylor
Introduces the first known female firefighter, Molly Williams, an African American cook for New York City's Fire Company 11, who one winter day in 1818 with many volunteers sick with influenza jumped into action to stop a house fire.

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Boyd Brew

This legendary tale introduces young readers to Molly Williams, an African American cook for New York City's Fire Company 11, who is considered to be the first known female firefighter in U.S. history. One winter day in 1818, when many of the firefighting volunteers are sick with influenza and a small wooden house is ablaze, Molly jumps into action and helps stop the blaze, proudly earning the nickname Volunteer Number 11. Relying on historic records and pictures and working closely with firefighting experts, Dianne Ochiltree and artist Kathleen Kemly not only bring this spunky and little-known heroine to life but also show how fires were fought in early America.



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