It Can't Be Done, Nellie Bly: a Reporter's Race Around the World

a cartoon drawing of a woman wearing a long coat with a small bag in one hand and a passport in the other. Monkey, watch, and exotic locales included
Nancy Butcher
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Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018

It Can’t Be Don’t, Nellie Bly is a short, but interesting chapter book about Nellie Bly, a journalist in 1888, when women were not considered journalists.

Inspired by Jules Verne’s book Around the World in 80 Days, Nellie tries to see if one can, in fact, travel around the world in eighty days. And in trying, she wants to beat Verne’s time. Halfway through her journey she finds out there is a journalist from the magazine Cosmopolitan trying to beat her. It Can't Be Done, Nellie Bly takes you on her adventure. Come along and see if she makes it!

Terri B.

Written by Terri B.

Fun fact: I was raised on John Wayne and Jerry Lewis movies so I tend to watch more movies than read books.