Students learn what a day might be like in an indigo planters life in this engaging story featuring Eliza Lucas Pinckney. Pinckney was only 22 years old when she was given responsibility to manage the three indigo plantations that her family owned in South Carolina. As we follow her through her day, we learn all the stages for creating a successful indigo crop. We also learn how difficult life was for the slaves forced to work on indigo plantations. Pinckney was so successful in trading with British textile mills that she was a major force in the economy of the colonial South.
Eliza Lucas Pinckney featured on pages 25 through 28.
This fun and inspiring collection of influential stories provides forty-six illustrated examples of strong, independent female role models, all of whom first impacted the world as teenagers or younger. Originally published in two volumes over a decade ago, this fully updated and expanded edition of Girls Who Rocked the World spans a variety of achievements, interests, and backgrounds, from Harriet Tubman and Coco Chanel to S.E. Hinton and Maya Lin—each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world. It is never too soon to start making a difference, and these exhilarating examples of girl power in action make for ideal motivation.