The world has never seen such hardihood, such perseverance, such devotion, nor such ingenuity in making the best of everything as was displayed by America’s pioneer women. Their like has never been known.
— Kansas historian Lilla Day Monroe
one copy of MAY B. (a finished copy, not the ARC in the picture)
one MAY B. journal
one pack of 2011 bookmarks
To enter, comment below on a person/group of people you admire. The winner (randomly selected) will be announced Monday, 1/23.
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Natalie Aguirre says
Awesome giveaway. I won’t enter since I already read the ARC. But congrats on your debut.
Irene Latham says
Gosh, I admire survivors of all kinds. I’ve recently written poems on mountain climbers and escapees from Alcatraz… and the story of Louis Zamperini in Laura Hillenbrand’s UNBROKEN has haunted me. And let’s not forget the quilters of Gee’s Bend! But if I have to pick one, today, this moment, I’d say Elie Wiesel (and the millions of others who experienced the Holocaust), whose book NIGHT has been our family nighttime reading for the past few nights.
If I win your giveaway, I’ll pass the book along to our homeschool book club!
Mark Smith says
In keeping with today’s theme, I admire my grandmothers. Both were mothers during the Great Depression. One worked a farm, made a home and raised two children, later becoming a nurse and home care provider. The other worked as a nurse, cared for two children, with the help of her mother, and dealt with her husband’s (my grandfather) deployment in the Navy during WWII. Both were widowed (one, twice), and lived on independently for many years.
Faith E. Hough says
That’s funny…I was just making a list yesterday of people I admire (possible future blog posts…). Here are a few: L. M. Montgomery. Marie Curie, Corrie Ten Boom.
Happy release week! I hope you’re enjoying it!
I admire parents. They have the courage to bring new life into this world and the dedication to give everything of themselves to make sure that their children are safe , happy and become productive additions to society.
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SHANNON O'DONNELL says
I admire anyone with the courage to serve in the military. It takes a special person, and we’d be lost without them. 🙂
Heidi Grange says
I admire my ancestors who had the courage to brave not only coming to a new land, but the challenges of crossing/settling the Great Plains.
I admire pioneers of civil rights, particularly suffragists. To risk everything that brings you security in society in order to empower others is the highest calling.
Can’t name them, however, I admire each and every woman who suffers from CFIDS and/or Fibromyalgia and still is able to maintain a life in any form. Speaking from experience, it is TOUGH!!
My parents are on the top of the list of those I admire. I admire them for everything they did for our family.
I admire my daughter who helps me see the world through fresh eyes everyday.
Tina Anthony says
OMG.. i want the bookmarks:)
hmm.. I admire my parents for all their effort and dedication to give what’s best for me and my brothers:)
Liesl Shurtliff says
I already ordered MAY B., but wouldn’t mind a copy to give away on my blog!
Pioneers are a big part of my heritage, as my Mormon pioneer ancestors were driven from Illinois and crossed the plains to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. They endured many hardships on their journey including hunger, frostbite, losing children and loved ones along the way, and leaving behind all their possessions multiple times in the name of their faith. So many inspiring stories that cause me to be grateful for the comforts I enjoy today because of their sacrifice and perseverance.
I admire any parent who’s raised a self-actualized child and/or a polite and kind child.
Jennie Thompson says
I am admiring an older sister very much these days. She shows strength, wisdom, patience, an amazing woman!