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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
ISBN: 0-374-34810-3
Year: 2006
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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