In the spring of 1851, San Francisco is booming. 12-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 will 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.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Gender nonconformity; single mother; gender roles; girls who dress as boys
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010 Ages (9 to 12); Distinguished Books, 2009 Fiction; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010 History, Life and Culture in the Americas; Rainbow List, 2010 Fiction; School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2009; Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2010 - 2011 Grades 5 Up; Sequoyah Book Award, 2011 - 2012 Intermediate
San Francisco; newspaper; gang; sales people; journalism; women's rights; cross-dressing
Ketchum, Liza, "Newsgirl" (2009). DIVerse Families. 1471.