Mermaid Queen

by Shana Corey

Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

Published by Scholastic Press, 2009

Annette Kellerman was a girl who, in the early 1900’s, changed swimming forever.  She was born unable to walk, but she could swim.  Soon she was winning races and setting records.  She also loved to dance in the water, and she pioneered female aquatics as well as swim suits that were not heavy and cumbersome.  She made waves– both literally and figuratively– and paved the way for female athletes that followed.

Another great biography about a female pioneer– great for preliminary research or just as a good read for late elementary students.

Accessed: Augusta County Library


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