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Teenage detective extraordinaire Nancy Drew was more than just a fictional heroine in the lives of many young women who followed her adventures book after book. From Supreme Court Justices such as Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor to the women on our staff and the girls we work with at Spilt Arts, Nancy Drew was an influential figure who brought young women together through a common theme for all to be resourceful, determined, and independent. Read the wonderful story of how Mildred Wirt Benson turned this fictional teenage sleuth into an icon of self-reliance.

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