Celebrate Women's History Month
In 1967 Tanzania, when President Nyerere urges his people to work together as one extended family, the people of Litongo move to a new village which, to some, seems cursed, but where thirteen-year-old Shida, a healer, and her female cousins are allowed to attend school.
CHILDREN FICTION Quirk, K.
Life has been hard for fourteen-year-old Mehrigul, a member of the Uyghur tribal group scorned by the Chinese communist regime, so when an American offers to buy all the baskets she can make in three weeks, Mehrigul strives for a better future for herself and her family despite her father's opposition.
CHILDREN FICTION La Valley, J.
The story of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor.
CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Blackwell, E. 2013
A picture book biography of Buffalo Bird
Woman, a Hidatsa Indian born around 1839. Through her true story, readers will learn what it was like to be part of this Native American community that lived along the Missouri River in the Dakotas, a society that depended more on agriculture for food and survival than on hunting.
CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Buffalo Bird Woman
Looks at the life and achievements of the lesser-known aviatrix, tracing her beliefs about the equal capabilities of women, her efforts to become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, and her high-profile rescue at sea.
CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Elder, R. 2013
An introduction to the life of Henrietta Leavitt.
CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Leavitt, H. 2013
Florence Nightingale revolutionized the world of medicine by emphasizing cleanliness, food that was hot and nutritious, and organization in hospitals. What began as an attempt to make army hospitals safer and more effective became a lifelong mission, and remains relevant today.
CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Nightingale, F. 2014
A picture book introduction to the life of the mid-twentieth-century aviation and auto racing pioneer describes her fascination with vehicles during childhood and the daring achievements that earned her the title, "First Lady of Firsts
CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Skelton, B. 2013
Presents the life and accomplishments of the first female doctor in the United States who served on the Union side in the Civil War and was awarded the Medal of Honor for her service.
CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Walker, M. 2013
A portrait of the world record-setting woman athlete traces her early childhood ambitions through her courageous final battle with cancer, providing coverage of such topics as her achievements at the 1932 Olympics and her later dominance in professional golf.
CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Zaharias, B. 2014
A biography of a secretive and feisty woman who broke ground by pursuing a career in investigative journalism and would do anything for a story.
CHILDREN 070.92 W447 2013
Tracing the period between the women's suffrage movement through the results of the 2012 election, a chronicle of women's contributions to politics in the United States features archival photographs and portraits of such luminaries as Hattie Caraway, Patsy Mink and Shirley Chisholm.
CHILDREN 320.082 C777 2014
Recounts the history of women's suffrage in the United States, the stories of leaders in the movement such as Lucy Stone, Sojourner Truth, and Susan B. Anthony, and includes a timeline, and hands-on activities.
CHILDREN 324.623 H739 2012
An illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike describes how she worked grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to protest the unfair working conditions in New York's garment district.
CHILDREN 331.892 M345 2013
Introduces Juliette Gordon Low to readers and describes how her life-long love of the
outdoors led her to found the Girl Scouts
CHILDREN 369.46 G525g5 2012
Describes how Ellen Prentiss received sailing lessons from her father during childhood, married a ship captain, and helped set a world speed record during the Gold Rush era
CHILDREN 387.5092 F362 2014
Introduces the lives and work of three eminent primatologists, shares insights into their educations under mentor Louis Leakey, while exploring their pivotal contributions to twentieth-century natural science.
What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape, any checklist would include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government.
CHILDREN 629.45 S881 2009
An introduction to Katherine Olivia Sessions who brought trees to San Diego and created what eventually became Balboa Park.
CHILDREN 635.092 H794 2013
Up until the 1970s, if you were a girl, you were told you shouldn't play team sports, or go to college. But, in 1972, Title IX changed that, by ensuring that girls have the same opportunities as boys to participate in sports and classes. But that change did not come without a figh
CHILDREN 796.082 B658 2005
Brief portraits of women from the period of the Revolution and early United State
CHILDREN 973.30922 R643 2014