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Nellie Bly: A Mighty Muckracker

Posted: July 9, 2015 at 8:00 am by , in Breaking News, Featured, Morning Magazine

“I hope that the book inspires young people to know they can make a difference in the world with the power of words.”

Author Ellen Mahoney

Author Ellen Mahoney

Elizabeth Jane Cochran is the real name of Nellie Bly who was a famed reporter back in the late 1800s. Nellie Bly was a trailblazer for women writers and paved the way for investigative journalists. She is the subject of a new book by Boulder author Ellen Mahoney who seeks to engage young readers aged 9 to 12, with the story of Nellie Bly and the mighty muckrakers from the golden age to today.