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Rough, Tough Charley

Title

Rough, Tough Charley

Authors

Verla Kay

Illustrator

Adam Gustavson

Publisher

Random House Children's Book

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9781582461847

Pages

32 pages

Genre

biography

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

A brief illustrated biography of Charley Parkhurst, a stagecoach driver and pioneer of California who posed for most of her life as a man.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homelessness; Poverty; Gender nonconformity; homeless; homless child; living in poverty; poor; girls who dress as boys

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

none

Keywords

women pioneers; pioneers; mistaken identity; stagecoach drivers; orphan; California; stories in rhyme

Diversity Impact

direct

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