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Headstrong Hallie!

The story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the First Female "Fire Guard"

Hallie Morse Daggett loved spending time outdoors, hiking among the tall trees of the forests in California's Siskiyou Mountains. She wasn't afraid of the bears, coyotes, and wildcats. But Hallie was afraid of fire and understood the threat it posed to the forests, wildlife, and people. And more than anything, she wanted to devote her life to protecting her beloved outdoors; she decided she would work for the US Forest Service. But in the 1880s the Forest Service didn't hire women, thinking they couldn't handle the physical challenges of the work or the isolation. But the Forest Service didn't know Hallie or how determined she could be. This picture-book biography tells the story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the first woman "fire guard" hired by the US Forest Service, whose hard work and dedication led the way for other women to join the Forest Service.

Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions 9 x 11


Available Formats Hardcover (9781534110618), PDF (9781534178915), Hosted ebook (9781534179066)
Publication Date 02/15/2021
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Language English
Copyright 2021
Dewey 634.9/618
Lexile 830L

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