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Emily Arnold McCully


Emily Arnold McCully

Emily Arnold McCully received the Caldecott Medal for MIRETTE ON THE HIGH WIRE. The illustrator of more than 40 books for young readers, she has a lifelong interest in history and feminist issues. She divides her time between Chatham, New York, and New York City.

Emily Arnold McCully

Books by Emily Arnold McCully

by Emily Arnold McCully - Biography, Fiction, Technology, Women's History, Young Adult 13+

Even by 1800s standards, Ada Byron Lovelace had an unusual upbringing. Her strict mother worked hard at cultivating her own role as the long-suffering ex-wife of bad-boy poet Lord Byron while raising Ada in isolation. Tutored by the brightest minds, Ada developed a hunger for mental puzzles, mathematical conundrums and scientific discovery. At 17, Ada met eccentric inventor Charles Babbage. Their ensuing collaborations resulted in ideas and concepts that presaged computer programming by almost 200 years. 

by Emily Arnold McCully - Coming of Age, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Thanks to his mother Sacagawea, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau's life changes forever when Captain Clark offers him an education in the bustling new city of St. Louis. There, his life becomes a whirl of new experiences: lessons, duels, dances, elections. He makes friends and undertakes unexpected journeys to far-off places. But he also witnesses the injustices William Clark, as a US agent for Indian Affairs, forces upon the Osage, the Arikara, the Mandan and so many others. He sees the effect of what some call "progress" on the land and on the people who have lived there for generations. And he must choose what path he will take and what place he will have in a rapidly changing society.

by Emily Arnold McCully - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

Born in 1857 and raised in oil country, Ida M. Tarbell was one of the first investigative journalists and probably the most influential in her time. Her series of articles on the Standard Oil Trust, a complicated business empire run by John D. Rockefeller, revealed to readers the underhanded, even illegal practices that had led to Rockefeller's success.

written by Tracey Fern, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully - History