Molly Bannaky by Alice McGill

Recommended Grades: 3-5

A picture book biography of Molly Walsh, a young English dairymaid brought before the court in 1683 for stealing milk.  She was sentenced to work as an indentured servant in an American colony. This becomes a story of a remarkable woman and her courage, determination, and vision (and a surprise connection to a historical figure).    

Lesson Idea:  

Biography Mentor Text: Read aloud Molly Bannaky and discuss the components of the biography and the surprise ending (Molly’s connection to a historical figure).  Use this book as a model during a study of biographies or during a study of history.

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