Author: Aimee Bissonette
Illustrator: David Hohn
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Have you ever dreamt of something that was impossible within the confines of the society you live in? Let me introduce you to Hallie Morse Daggett who’s story is one of determination, grit, and bravery. Hallie dreamt of impossible things, but she faced challenges to reach those dreams. She is an inspiration and role model for anyone who desires to do something bigger than themselves.
This book tells Hallie’s story. She was a young girl who lived in the Pacific Northwest of America. Hallie was always surrounded by nature. She loved the nature she grew up around. The animals, the fish, and especially the river. However, there was one thing Hallie was afraid of: fire. She saw forest fires destroy land, animals, and people’s homes. Despite this fear, Hallie wanted to make a difference.
Hallie had dreams of helping prevent these fires. However, there was one problem, women were not allowed to work for the US Forest Service. The author shows Hallie’s determination as she wrote letter after letter trying to gain employment. Does her determination pay off? You will have to read this book to find out the accomplishments of Hallie Morse Daggett.
The illustrations depict the wonderful array of colors and topography that are located in the the Pacific Northwest. The colors within the illustrations show the emotions within the book. There is also a wonderful author’s note in the back of the book sharing more information about Hallie’s story.
If you are looking for a story of adventure, determination, and perseverance consider picking up Headstrong Hallie. The story of Hallie Morse Daggett is a great example for young children because it shows that they can do anything they want, despite the impossible barriers that stand in the way of their dream.
My thanks to Sleeping Bear Press for providing a Review Copy of this book. All opinions provided herein are my own.
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