Fascinating Facts About Nancy

A great article was posted recently by The Daily Dot, called “12 Fascinating Facts About the Feminist Icon.” Click here or on the picture to read it.

Nancy Drew Books The Daily Dot

They had many great facts about the history of Nancy Drew, and I tend to scrutinize these things, but I need to remember; it’s the heart that counts. (I’m referring to the part where the said “Fred” and Joe Hardy instead of the correct name for Frank.) But! Nonetheless, it’s a great article!

Side note: if these Twitch party folks could check their messages on social media, I’d appreciate it!

danele31 – on Twitch, you are our winner for the Hidden Figures signed book!

(Even though I promised we’d announce the coloring page winner today on Twitch, we are running a bit behind on some other things. I will be sure to update everyone tomorrow. Sorry about the delay!)

-Little Jackalope

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13 responses to “Fascinating Facts About Nancy”

  1. Carolynn says:

    Hello, Little Jackalope!It’s my birthday on Wednesday and I was wondering if I could get a birthday shout-out, perhaps? Thank you for your time!

  2. Liz Gottlieb says:

    Scrutinizing?

  3. Jackson says:

    It also says that the Boy Scouts librarian tried to ban Nancy Drew in 1914, but Nancy didn’t start until the 1930s! I love reading anything about Nancy Drew, but that article was just bad 🙂

    • Little Jackalope says:

      I noticed that fact too, but I don’t the article is bad. It takes a lot of hard work to research all these things when there are so many sources that get the dates and facts mixed up. It can be hard to tell what the real truth is. Like when you research how Nancy’s mom died, you get mixed answers.

      • Jackson says:

        In the article it states Nancy Drew started in the 30s, so the author should have caught the inconsistency.

        I would agree with you if this was a fan article, but in professional journalism, you just can’t make stuff up and not verify your sources or do basic fact checking. It is dangerous to just put out stuff as facts, she is basically saying the Boy Scouts were sexist to Nancy Drew and wanted her banned, and that is untrue, libelous and unfair.

        I am glad this girl does not have a job writing about something important like peace in the Middle East 😀

      • Samantha says:

        Hi LJ! The Very Professional Journalist behind the article here—I’m updating my article and came across this blog post in the process. First of all, wow, thank you so much for sharing this on the HER Interactive blog! I’ve been playing the games since elementary school and I still pick them up sometimes, so it’s really cool and kind of surreal to see.

        Thanks to your comment, I realize now that the paragraph is unclear. In 1914, the Boy Scouts waged a war against Stratemeyer’s books, though it was the syndicate overall. Nancy’s books did end up getting banned from libraries, according to the New Yorker article with this information, but I see how that reads as if it also happened in 1914. I’ll be clarifying this point in my update of the post.

        Thanks so much again!

  4. Esther says:

    Hey LJ, I was just wondering if HER lets you in on behind the scenes or if they keep you in the dark as well. Sorry if this sounded a little rude. It’s not meant to be.

  5. Sayoni Ghosh says:

    Oh, what would we do without Nancy Drew! 🙂

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