The (Short) Story of Ann Stephens and the First Dime Novel

Our story is a brief biography of Ann Stephens, one of the most widely read woman authors of the 19th century! You’ll learn about some of the many things she accomplished and how one of her novels began a trend that totally revolutionized book publishing and promotion.

Have you ever heard of Ann Stephens? Not many people from these days know of her or her work, yet she was very famous and very successful in her day. In an era when few women had a career, she supported her family with the earnings from her writing!

Like all History Heights eBooks, nonfiction text and Fun Facts are used to tell this true story from United States history. Whether you use this story as a read-aloud book, or for a unit study, it provides fun way to become acquainted with the literary work of this very important author.

This eBook is from the History Heights Short Story series, and includes the story, three activities, Educator Resources and Answer Key to provide a complete “open and go” mini-course. As always, it works on any PDF-compatible device.

Late elementary/middle-grade reading level is suggested for independent study, but the material is adaptable for all ages in the classroom or in homeschool use, and for lifelong learners.

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