Jessie: Queen of the Road
A story about being brave, believing in yourself, and breaking barriers--inspired by seven female motorcyclists.
In the early twentieth century, a teenage Jessie races the streets of New York City--the only female motorcycle around. After being called unladylike too many times, she leaves and becomes the first female motorcycle to traverse America. But a few years later, when she tries to enlist during World War I, she's turned down because she's a woman. So she sets her own course, meeting other female motorcycles, working as a stunt rider, and eventually becoming a courier during World War II. Over the decades and after many achievements--and a few color changes--one thing is clear to Jessie: there's always a new adventure just around the bend.
Inspired by seven women who rode motorcycles and achieved notable distinctions in an era when they faced numerous barriers, this story is a reminder of the possibilities that await us and what we can accomplish, even against the odds.
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"A spunky tribute to early twentieth-century female adventurers." --Booklist