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Posted on: April 19, 2017
[ARCHIVED] Author Andrea Warren Presents Pioneer Girl
To help celebrate Nebraska’s 150th Birthday, Nebraska-born author Andrea Warren will present at Kearney Public Library on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. Both children and adults are welcome to attend this presentation.
Andrea has written several books for school children, including “Pioneer Girl: A True Story of Growing Up on the Prairie”. Warren based her work on the memoir of Grace McCance Snyder and her pioneer childhood in Nebraska.
“Pioneer Girl” is the true story of Grace McCance Snyder. In 1885, when Grace was three, she and her family became homesteaders on the windswept prairie of central Nebraska. They settled into a small sod house and hauled their water in barrels. Together they endured violent storms, drought, blizzards, and prairie fires. Despite the hardships and dangers, Grace loved her life on the prairie. Weaving Grace’s story into the history of America’s heartland, award-winning author Andrea Warren writes not just of one spirited girl but of all the children who homesteaded with their families in the late 1800s, sharing the heartbreaks and joys of pioneer life.
Kearney Public Library is located at 2020 1st Avenue, Kearney, NE.