Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor is an amazing story by Emily Arnold McCully. This book tells the story of Margaret E. Knight, the first woman to receive a U.S. patent. As a child, Mattie was always sketching her ideas for new inventions and ways to tackle challenges around her. At the age of twelve, she designed a safer loom that protected her textile mill co-workers from serious injury.
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