Jane Long: Texas Journey
By Mary Dodson Wade
Illustrated by Virginia Marsh Roeder
Part of a series of biographies of Texas Heroes for Young Readers, this volume chronicles the life of Jane Long, known as the “Mother of Texas.” Jane was a strong-willed woman earned her this title. She married a doctor and moved to Galveston Bay, where she stayed even after her husband was killed in Mexico. She opened a boarding house that entertained important Texas Revolutionary heroes — William Travis, Stephen Austin, Sam Houston and Mirabeau Lamar. In a time when women had little control over their lives, she enjoyed her independent lifestyle and never remarried.
Hardcover, 6 x 9, 64 Pages, Bright Sky Press. For Grades 4-7
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