The Ride: The Legend of Betsy Dowdy
- By Kitty Griffin
- Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Ages: 4-8 years
- Grades: Preschool-3
One brave girl, one strong pony, one desperate ride to deliver a crucial message that would change the course of American history. Betsy is the girl power answer to Paul Revere.
Repeated for over 200 years as an oral tradition, the legend of Betsy Dowdy is a classic American tale of a girl who simply believed she could be free. Inspired by the danger and daring of this ordinary North Carolinian girl, this is a story about stepping up to help the cause you believe in, doing even what little you can, and building the United States of America.