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Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid...


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...


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...


My Life With... What's His Name? a Cautionary Tale

by Rhiannon Henderson

In the world of Internet dating I met Robbie Caine Massoli, the son of one of Australia's richest women. We had a whirlwind love affair, moved in together and got engaged. Over time I forged a close relationship...


Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

by Patricia Hruby Powell & Christian Robinson

In exuberant verse and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait for young people of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker,...


Bold Women in Colorado History

by Phyllis J. Perry

Bold Women in Colorado History shares the stories of ten Centennial State women, among them Clara Brown, a former slave who ventured west and remade herself into a respected entrepreneur; Chipeta, a Kiowa Apache...


Who Was the Hair-Care Millionaire? Madam C. J. Walker

by Mary Kay Carson

Lots of people dream of being a millionaire, but Madam C. J. Walker actually became one with her revolutionary hair care system. Learn about Madam C. J. Walker's life and the discovery of her hair care products....


Henrietta King: La Patrona

by Mary Dodson Wade

Meet Henrietta King, the strong woman who ran the most legendary ranch in America. From her beginnings as a preacher's daughter on a houseboat to her role as La Patrona of the legendary King Ranch, Henrietta...


Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent

by Pearl Witherington Cornioley & Kathryn J. Atwood

Pearl Witherington Cornioley, one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters, shares her remarkable story in this firsthand account of her experience as a special agent for the British Special...