Sacramento Public Library

Strong Girls and Women

    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls - Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli

    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. This book inspires girls with the stories of great women.

    CHILDREN 305.420922 F274 2017 v.2
    Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

    Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race - Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling; illustrated by Laura Freeman

    Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes.

    CHILDREN 510.9252 S554h 2018
    The First Rule of Punk

    The First Rule of Punk - Celia C. Pérez

    Twelve-year-old María Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malú) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.

    She Persisted: 13 American Women who Changed thr World

    She Persisted: 13 American Women who Changed thr World - Chelsea Clinton

    Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

    CHILDREN 305.42 C641 2017    

    Pashmina - Nidhi Chanani

    Indian-American teen, Priyanka "Pri" Das, attempts to reconnect with her mother's homeland through a magical pashmina shawl. Presented in comic book format.

    Danza!: Amalia Hernández and el Ballet Folklórico de Mexico

    Danza!: Amalia Hernández and el Ballet Folklórico de Mexico - Duncan Tonatiuh

    Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story of Amalia Hernandez, dancer and founder of El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. Published in time for the 100th anniversary of Hernandez's birth, Danza! is the first picture book about the famous dancer and choreographer. Danza! is a celebration of Hernandez's life and of the rich history of dance in Mexico. As a child, Amalia always thought she would grow up to be a teacher, until she saw a performance of dancers in her town square. She was fascinated by the way the dancers twirled and swayed, and she knew that someday she would be a dancer, too. She began to study many different types of dance, including ballet and modern, under some of the best teachers in the world. Hernandez traveled throughout Mexico studying and learning regional dances. Soon she founded her own dance company, El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, where she integrated her knowledge of ballet and modern dance with folkloric dances. The group began to perform all over the country and soon all over the world, becoming an international sensation that still tours today.

    CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Hernandez, A. 2017
    The Youngest Marcher

    The Youngest Marcher - Cynthia Levinson; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton

    Presents the life of nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks who became the youngest known child to be arrested for picketing against Birmingham segregation practices in 1963.

    CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Hendricks, A. 2017
    All's Faire in Middle School

    All's Faire in Middle School - Victoria Jamieson

    Homeschooled by Renaissance Fair enthusiasts, eleven-year-old Imogene has a hard time fitting in when her wish to enroll in public school is granted.


    Patina - Jason Reynolds

    A newbie to the track team, Patina "Patty" Jones must learn to rely on her family and teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons.

    Star Scouts

    Star Scouts - Mike Lawrence

    Avani is the new kid in town, and she's not happy about it. Everyone in school thinks she's weird, especially the girls in her Flower Scouts troop. Is it so weird to think scouting should be about fun and adventure, not about makeovers and boys, boys, boys? But everything changes when Avani is "accidentally" abducted by a spunky alien named Mabel. Mabel is a scout too--a Star Scout. Collecting alien specimens (like Avani) goes with the territory, along with teleportation and jetpack racing. Avani might be weird, but in the Star Scouts she fits right in. If she can just survive Camp Andromeda, and keep her dad from discovering that she's left planet Earth, she's in for the adventure of a lifetime.

    The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World

    The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World - Shannon Hale

    After Doreen uses her extraordinary powers to stop a group of troublemakers she becomes a full-fledged superhero called Squirrel Girl.

    Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos

    Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos - Monica Brown; illustrated by John Parra

    Chronicles Frida's life -- from her childhood to her rise as one of the world's most influential painters -- capturing the beauty and strength of Frida's creative spirit, which carried her through tragedy and triumph, and the animals that inspired her along the way.

    Hello Goodbye Dog

    Hello Goodbye Dog - Maria Gianferrari; illustrated by Patrice Barton

    A student who uses a wheelchair finds a way to see her dog each day in school.

    PICTURE BOOK Gianferrari, M.
    The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate

    The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate - Shannon Hale & Dean Hale; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

    The Princess in Black investigates when a monster disrupts her playdate with Princess Sneezewort, but she'll need the help of her friend to catch the shapeshifting creature.

    MOVING UP Hale, S.
    Ada Twist, Scientist

    Ada Twist, Scientist - Andrea Beaty

    Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.

    PICTURE BOOK Beaty, A.
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