Girls Undercover: Harriet the Spy

Name: Harriet M. Welsch Occupation: Fictional spy and fifth grader Location: New York City’s Upper East Side, 1960s As seen in: Louise Fitzhugh’s 1964 novel; Nickolodeon’s 1996 film adaptation of the novel; Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, a 2010 Disney...

Girls Undercover: Women Spies of the Viet Cong

Name: Many, mostly unknown Occupation: Spies, soldiers, nurses, etc. Location: Vietnam, 1955-1975 As seen in: M√£n by Kim Thuy, brief appearance of a female sniper in the film Full Metal Jacket In the book M√£n, by Kim Thuy, the narrator’s mother, known to...

Girls Undercover: Manuela S√°enz

  Name: Manuela S√°enz Occupation: Revolutionary, war hero, spy Location: Quito, Ecuador, 1797-1856 As seen in: the novels Our Lives are the Rivers, by Jaime Manrique, and Manuela, by Gregroy Kaufmann, the opera Manuela y Bolivar, by Diego Luzuriaga, the film...

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