About the Author
Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and the award-winning author of The Girl from the Tar Paper School, The Extraordinary Suzy Wright, the Making of America series, and more. She lives in San Luis Obispo, on the central California coast.
"An excellent resource that shines a spotlight on a previously little-known but highly meritorious woman."
"...In Kanefield’s beautifully produced biography, with ample reproductions, full-color photos, and page layouts rich in biographical detail and historical context, both Suzy and her time and place come to life... As presented here, her story also serves as model to
contemporary readers: it promotes valuing women and non-Europeans as equals, seeking diplomatic methods to resolve negotiations, and engaging in a variety of endeavors—poetry as well as law and science—rather than pursuing a single interest or concern. Excellent for browsing as well as research and discussion."
"This biography of Suzy Wright is a welcome addition to the very crowded collection of early American history books and a rare example of a work that highlights a groundbreaking Colonial woman...Providing a different perspective on a very familiar time in the United States, this is an excellent look at a little-known but important woman."
— School Library Journal
"The story is presented in a beautiful package replete with photographs of primary sources and a text liberally supported with quotations. Detailed notes, image credits, and acknowledgements speak to the exhaustive research behind this important volume."
— School Library Connection