Newsgirl (Hardcover)

By Liza Ketchum

Viking Juvenile, 9780670011193, 336pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2009

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Paperback (9/15/2011)

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It's the spring of 1851 and San Francisco is booming. Twelve-year-old Amelia Forrester has just arrived with her family and they are eager to make a new life in Phoenix City. But the mostly male town is not that hospitable to females and Amelia decides she'll earn more money as a boy. Cutting her hair and donning a cap, she joins a gang of newsboys, selling Eastern newspapers for a fortune. And that's just the beginning of her adventures. Participating in the biggest news stories of the day, Amelia is not a girl to let life pass her by - even and especially when it involves danger!

About the Author

Liza Ketchum is the author of many award-winning historical novels. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.