Landau hits just the right tone in this complete portrait of a "social figure, suffragette, and patriot", and readers will enjoy learning the truth about her.
School Library Journal, Starred
While keeping the focus on Brown's experiences and personality, the text quietly illuminates the social and historical landscape that surrounded her, contrasting her forthright support of causes such as worker's rights and feminism with more staid behavior generally expected of women of her social status. Part of Landau's intent is to separate fact from legend, and to this end she retells the rumors alongside accounts that set the facts straight.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Separating the mythical Molly Brown from the controversial Margaret Brown, Landau's biography portrays a larger-than-life female who symbolizes women's emerging independence in the early twentieth century.
VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)
This informative biography offers an objective, well-balanced look at the woman who became an American legend for her heroism during the Titanic disaster. Black-and-white archival photographs effectively illustrate the accessible text, which concentrates on Brown's life after the Titanic and on her activism as a social reformer.
Horn Book Guide