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Grace Banker and her Hello Girls answer the call : the heroic story of WWI telephone operators / written by Claudia Friddell ; illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley.

Friddell, Claudia, (author.). Baddeley, Elizabeth, (illustrator.).

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  • 12 of 14 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Marianna Black Library JB BANKER (Text) 39493108998982 Juvenile New Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781684373505
  • ISBN: 1684373506
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
"Led by twenty-five-year-old Grace Banker, thirty-two telephone operators -- affectionately called Hello Girls back in the US -- became the first female combatants in World War I. Follow Grace Banker's journey from her busy life as a telephone switchboard trainer in New York to her pioneering role as the Chief Operator of the 1st Unit of World War I telephone operators in the battlefields of France. With expert skill, steady nerves, and steadfast loyalty, the Signal Corps operators transferred orders from commanders to battlefields and communicated top-secret messages between American and French headquarters. After faithfully serving her country--undaunted by freezing weather and fires; long hours and little sleep, and nearby shellings and far off explosions--Grace was the first and only woman operator in the Signal Corps to be awarded the Army's Distinguished Service Medal."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Banker, Grace, 1892-1960 > Juvenile literature.
United States. Army. Signal Corps > Juvenile literature.
Telephone operators > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1914-1918 > Juvenile literature.
Distinguished Service Medal (U.S.) > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1914-1918 > Women > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Informational works.
Picture books.
Creative nonfiction.

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