A collection of biographical stories and poems about fascinating people in history whose real dreams made a real difference. Developed in performance, these stories bring old tales to life for contemporary readers in a way that is both entertaining and informative.
Martha Cinader, a published writer and recording artist, has shared stories and poetry with audiences in libraries, schools and nightclubs and at jazz and theatre festivals in America and Europe.
Currently living in Greenville SC, with her husband and three sons, she blogs about being a virgin homesteader, among other things. Her forthcoming novel, Marvelina, is a fairytale for grown women.
The woman we know today as Sacajawea was an exceptional woman who lived an extraordinary life even after the end of the expedition with Lewis
What would Bird Girl say today to us charity-donating, benefit-organizing, raffle-ticket-selling, missing-children-on-milk-cartons-consuming babes?
Bird Girl from the good old days, who lived by digging up roots, picking berries, following buffalo herds, and listening to living Shoshoni stories.
Bird Girl, who was snatched from the strawberry bushes by the riverbank just as she was blossoming, to be a slave, answer to the name Sacajawea, and learn to plant corn for the Mandans, who had white men’s guns. And no one ever came looking for her.
What would Bird Girl, Sacajawea, say today to us child-porno-activist, mail-order-bride-monitoring, birth-control-disseminating, abortion-rights-marching-babes?
Sacajawea, from the good old days, who learned to speak French when she was sold to Messier Charboneau who wanted a third little Shoshoni girl for a wife, learned to please him or be struck by him, not much of affection, more than one way to bleed, and how to get through childbirth without her mother or her sisters.