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Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century

by Carole Boston Weatherford & Raul Colon

A stunning picture-book biography of iconic African American opera star Leontyne Price.

 

Born in a small town in Mississippi in 1927, the daughter of a midwife and a sawmill worker, Leontyne Price might have...


Who Was Rachel Carson?

by Sarah Fabiny, Dede Putra & Nancy Harrison

Though she grew up in rural Pennsylvania, Rachel Carson dreamed of the sea. In 1936 she began work with the Bureau of Fisheries and soon after published Under the Sea Wind, her first of many nature books. Her...


Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist

by Debra L. Winegarten

Oveta Culp Hobby (1905-1995) had a lifetime of stellar achievement. During World War II, she was asked to build a women's army from scratch-and did. Hobby became Director of the Women's Army Corps and the first...


Who Was Marie Curie?

by Megan Stine, Nancy Harrison & Ted Hammond

Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a...


Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business--and Won!

by Emily Arnold McCully

The only biography of the pioneering investigative journalist Ida M. Tarbell for YA readers, lavishly illustrated with archival photographs and prints.


Reporting Under Fire: 16 Daring Women War Correspondents and Photojournalists

by Kerrie Logan Hollihan

The tremendous struggles women have faced as war correspondents and photojournalists

 

A profile of 16 courageous women, Reporting Under Fire tells the story of journalists who risked their lives to bring back...


Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics

by Kathryn J. Atwood

A commemoration of brave yet largely forgotten women who served in the First World War

 

In time for the 2014 centennial of the start of the Great War, this book brings to life the brave and often surprising...


A World of Her Own: 24 Amazing Women Explorers and Adventurers

by Michael Elsohn Ross

The stories of two dozen fascinating female explorers, from a wide range of eras, cultures, races, and economic backgrounds, are profiled in this entertaining and educational resource. Each of the women profiled...


100 More Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces

by Merna Forster & Julie Payette

In this second installment of the bestselling Canadian Heroines series, Merna Forster brings together another 100 engaging stories of great characters and wonderful images. Meet famous and forgotten women in...


Caring for a Colony: The Story of Jeanne Mance

by Joanna Emery

This is a story of pioneering courage and compassion in the New World. Jeanne dreamed of devoting her life to caring for others. In 1641, she courageously gave up her comfortable middle-class life in France...


The Dumpy Princess

by Karin Fernald & Sophie Foster

Princess Victoria lives in a world of dolls, pets and palaces. But with four bad uncles, a penniless widowed mother and wicked Sir John Conroy for company, life isn't easy. It takes Victoria's down-to-earth...


Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures

by Karen Bush Gibson

Twenty-three women from 10 different countries whose careers span a half century of human spaceflight are profiled in this educational book for young readers. Women in Space features such figures as Sally Ride,...


Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight

by Kathleen Krull & Amy June Bates

When Hillary was young, she wanted to be an astronaut, to soar as high as the stars above. She kept reaching up and up as she grew. There were people who told her no. But she didn't listen to them. There were...


Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves, & Other Female Villains

by Jane Yolen

From Jezebel to Catherine the Great, from Cleopatra to Mae West, from Mata Hari to Bonnie Parker, strong women have been a problem for historians, storytellers, and readers. Strong females smack of the unfeminine....


Who Was Abigail Adams?

by True Kelley

Abigail Adams was a strong woman far ahead of her time. She urged her husband, President John Adams, to "remember the ladies" and despite having no formal education herself, she later advocated for equal education...


The Woman Who Invented Windshield Wipers: Mary Anderson and Her Wonderful Invention

by Sara L. Latta

Most people can't imagine a car without windshield wipers. How would you possibly see during a snow storm or downpour? But there was a time when drivers had to wipe the windshield themselves to clear it of snow...


Beyoncé: A Biography of a Legendary Singer

by Michael A. Schuman

Perform the national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony. Wow the crowd with a spectacular Super Bowl halftime show. Win a Grammy. When you are legendary singer and performer Beyoncé Knowles,...


Jennifer Hudson: A Biography of an American Music Idol

by Jr. John Micklos

And the contestant going home is . . . Jennifer Hudson! Standing on the AMERICAN IDOL stage, a shocked Hudson found out she had been voted off the famed singing competition. But unlike many IDOL contestants...


The Chocolate Chip Cookie Queen: Ruth Wakefield and Her Yummy Invention

by Carmen Bredeson

Sometimes inventing can be sweet. Author Carmen Bredeson explores the creation of everyone's favorite cookie in THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE QUEEN. Find out about Ruth Wakefield, the Toll House Inn, and the invention...


Women of Steel and Stone: 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers

by Anna M. Lewis

Reporting on a range of historical and contemporary female builders and designers, this educational book strives to inspire a new generation of girls in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and...