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Molly, by Golly!

Written by Dianne Ochiltree & illustrated by Kathleen Kemly
Published by Highlights
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Introduces the first known female firefighter, Molly Williams, an African American cook for New York City’s Fire Company 11, who one winter day in 1818 with many volunteers sick with influenza jumped into action to stop a house fire.

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Who Wrote Molly, by Golly!

Dianne Ochiltree

Dianne Ochiltree is the author of several award-winning picture books for the very young, including <i>Ten Monkey Jamboree</i>, <i>Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins</i> (Margaret K. McElderry Books) and <i>Lull-a-bye, Little One</i> (G.P. Putnam’s Sons). Dianne lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her family and pets in a house by the bay. You can visit her at

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Who Illustrated Molly, by Golly!

Kathleen Kemly

Kathleen Kemly’s research for <i>Molly, By Golly</i> included a trip to the New York City Fire Museum. While in New York she was able to imagine Molly’s life there and what the city was like many years ago. Kathleen illustrated <i>You Can’t Do That, Amelia!</i> for Calkins Creek and <i>A Fishing Surprise</i> for Cooper Square Publishing, among others. Kathleen lives in Seattle and can be reached at

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