Mildred Wirt Benson

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  • Mildred Wirt Benson by: Kate Crist 1. wrote the Nancy Drew Series 2. A young girl who had great imagination 3. wrote over 130 books and then decided to write newspaper articles 4. influenced the way females were portrayed in mystery books in the 30s
  • 1. Early Life Born Mildred Augustine, she let her imagination fly while she played with dolls. Her first story was published in 1919 when she was 13
  • I want you to write a new story based on this outline: Nancy Drew
  • 2. Literary Works
  • At court, Benson was discovered
  • I wrote some of the Nancy Drew books
  • We wrote Nancy Drew
  • Nancy Drew Conference
  • She portrayed Nancy with spunk and Drew talked back to her elders
  • Mildred Wirt Benson.... knew she wanted to be an author wrote lots of articles and books influenced the way females are portrayed in books Thank You!
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