Gretchen Woelfle

Gretchen Woelfle is the author of many books for young readers, including Write On, Mercy! The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren, and Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer, which also told the stories of pioneering women in American history.

  • Mumbet's Declaration of Independence

    By Gretchen Woelfle

    Illustrated by Alix Delinois

    Read by Susie Berneis

    One woman’s brave actions set a milestone on the road toward ending slavery in the United States.

    "Freeman's strength of character is reflected in her determined facial expressions and strong stance. While her story is highly inspiring, details about her life are sketchy; information comes primarily from an account written by Catharine Maria Sedgwick, the daughter of Theodore. While this picture book is presented as nonfiction, the story itself is highly fictionalized. An author's note explains what is known about Mumbet and reminds readers that 'History is fluid.'" - School Library Journal

    Released February 10, 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Mumbet's Declaration of Independence

    By Gretchen Woelfle

    Read by Susie Berneis

    One woman’s brave actions set a milestone on the road toward ending slavery in the United States.

    "Freeman's strength of character is reflected in her determined facial expressions and strong stance. While her story is highly inspiring, details about her life are sketchy; information comes primarily from an account written by Catharine Maria Sedgwick, the daughter of Theodore. While this picture book is presented as nonfiction, the story itself is highly fictionalized. An author's note explains what is known about Mumbet and reminds readers that 'History is fluid.'" - School Library Journal

    Released February 10, 2015
    English, Unabridged