Women of Note (Non-Fiction mostly)

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Eugenie Clark - Felix, Rebecca, 1984-

Summary: "All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Eugenie Clark book, kids will follow her on her journey to become an undersea expert. From shark diving to...

Contents: The shark lady -- Early life -- Aquarium adventures -- Sea studies -- Breaking barriers -- Fish and family -- Training sharks -- Teacher and explorer -- Sea hero -- More about Clark -- Test your...

Who says women can't be doctors? : the story of Elizabeth Blackwell - Stone, Tanya Lee.

Summary: An introduction to the life and achievements of the first American female doctor describes the limited career prospects available to women in the early nineteenth-century, the opposition Blackwell...

It's your world : get informed, get inspired & get going! - Clinton, Chelsea,

Summary: Combining facts, charts, photographs, and stories, describes how readers can enact change in the world around them and find solutions for such global problems as climate change, poverty, gender...

Susan Butcher and the Iditarod Trail - Dolan, Ellen M.

Summary: Describes the annual dog sled race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, and the life of the woman who was the first person to win it for three consecutive years.

Irena's jars of secrets - Vaughan, Marcia K.

Summary: "The story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who helped rescue nearly 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. Includes afterword,...

Georgia O'Keeffe - Turner, Robyn.

Summary: A biography of a prominent American artist renowned for her images of gigantic flowers, cityscapes, and distinctive desert scenes.

Viva Frida! - Morales, Yuyi.

Summary: Bilingual text, accompanied by colorful photographs, explores the famous artist's life, and illuminates the laughter, love, and tragedy that influenced her work.

Failure is impossible! : the history of American women's rights - Kendall, Martha E., 1947-

Summary: Traces women's struggle for rights in America from the colonial period to the 1990s.

Contents: Remember the ladies -- God created us equal -- Ain't I a woman? -- Never give in, never give up -- Rosie the riveter.

Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space - Shetterly, Margot Lee,

Summary: Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic...

Contents: Setting the scene -- A door opens -- Mobilization -- A new Beginning -- The double V -- The "colored" computers -- War birds -- The duration -- Breaking barriers -- No limits -- The area rule -- An...

Rare treasure : Mary Anning and her remarkable discoveries - Brown, Don, 1949-

Summary: Describes the life of the English girl whose discovery of an Ichthyosaurus fossil led to a lasting interest in other prehistoric animals.

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