“Ladies and gentlemen,” the announcer for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West called. “Miss Annie Oakley, the little girl of the Western Plains!” Oakley galloped into the arena, firing her gun from different angles and hitting even the most difficult targets. Rivaling all other sharpshooters of her day, Annie Oakley, the first female competitive shooter, opened doors for women to new sports and new opportunities.
In Annie Oakley: Legendary Sharpshooter, author Jean Flynn explores the life of the Ohio woman who became one of the best known performers and sports stars in the world. Tracing the life of “Little Sure Shot”, Jean Flynn shows how the romantic myths surrounding Oakley’s life as the “western girl” helped create the legend of the American West that survives today.
JoSara MeDia proud to bring the works of Jean Flynn to eBook, including her many biographies for young readers.
About the Author
Jean Flynn was born in Oklahoma in the 1930s, something her husband, author Robert Flynn, discouraged her from confessing. She was a teacher and school librarian who began writing because she couldn’t find many books that were inspirational for young women or were about women heroes.
The subjects of her biographies ranged from strong female figures (Annie Oakley, Texas Women who Dared to be First) and people from Texas History (Henry B. Gonzalez: Rebel with a Cause).
Jean passed away in 2013 due to injuries from a car accident. Her grandson Colin Bass is working with JoSara MeDia to bring her biographies for adults and young adults to ebook and audiobook formats.
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