July 2007. Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor / by Emily Arnold McCully
Title: Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor
Author and Illustrator: Emily Arnold McCully
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level: 4.2
Concepts: patents, courts, economics and gender, discrimination, innovation, invention, production
Summary: Mattie Knight loved to make things ranging from a foot warmer for her mother or toys for her older brothers. Or, when she was 12, a metal guard to prevent shuttles from shooting off looms and hurting workers. Later, Mattie invented a machine that could cut and glue the square-bottomed paper bags we still use today. Meet the woman known as "the Lady Edison."
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