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Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: 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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Haney, Bill

Summary: A memoir containing chapters on Elmore Leonard, Ernie Harwell, Sue Marx, Lt. Milo Radulovich, Joe Dumars, Denise Ilitch, J.P. McCarthy, Carl Oglesby, Jennifer Granholm, Jack Kevorkian, George Pierrot, Tom Wilson, Charlie Gehringer, Ron Monchak, Bill Davidson, and Ed Cole.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seattle Book Company 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 HAN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: MI 920 HAN

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: 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. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Burns, Cherie.

Summary: A portrait of the Standard Oil heiress and legendary American trendsetter Millicent Rogers. Nobody knew how to live the high life like Millicent Rogers. Born into luxury, she lived in a whirl of beautiful homes, European vacations, exquisite clothing and handsome men. Here, Cherie Burns chronicles Rogers's glittering life from her days as a young girl afflicted with rheumatic fever to her Taos...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.953 ROGERS, MILLICENT BUR

Westover, Tara

Summary: Cómo una educación puede salvar una vida. "Podéis llamarlo transformación. Metamorfosis. Falsedad. Traición. Yo lo llamo una educación." Nacida en las montañas de Idaho, Tara Westover ha crecido en armonía con una naturaleza grandiosa y doblegada a las leyes que establece su padre, un mormón fundamentalista convencido de que el final del mundo es inminente. Ni Tara ni sus hermanos van a la...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lumen 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 WES

Paley, Rebecca

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. It took a lot of determination, courage, and confidence to become the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party. A Girl Named Hillary tells of the defining moments that made up her childhood and adolescence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

Rojas Contreras, Ingrid

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "For Ingrid Rojas Contreras, magic runs in the family. Growing up in the Colombia of the 1980's and 1990's in a house where "what did you dream?" was asked in place of "how are you?" her world was laced with prophecy and violence. Her maternal grandfather, Nono, was a renowned curandero, a community healer gifted with the ability to talk to the dead, tell the future, treat the sick, and move...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Watson, Renee

Summary: "A biography of Oprah Winfrey, part of the She Persisted chapter book series"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WIN

Alexander, Heather

Summary: Introduces the former first lady, senator, and secretary of state while describing how she became a role model for women as a lawyer, a staunch supporter of important political and social causes, and the first woman to run as the Democratic candidate forpresident.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CLI

Criswell, Shelby

Summary: "Follow the daily life of one queer artist from Texas as they introduce us to the lives of ten extraordinary people. The author shares their life as a genderqueer person, living in the American South, revealing their own personal struggle for acceptance and how they were inspired by these historical LGBTQIA+ people to live their own truth. Featuring biographies of Mary Jones, We'wha, Magnus...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Street Noise Books 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 306.7 CRI

Bolden, Tonya

Summary: "A biography of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the House of Representatives and the first Black woman to run for president with a major political party"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CHI

Schwartz, Heather E.

Summary: "Senator Kamala Harris is known as a tough prosecutor. She made history as the first Black and Indian woman to lead a major ticket. Follow her fight to the White House!"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB HARRIS SCH

White, Arisa

Summary: Presents the life of a California ex-slave, nurse, and midwife, who started many philanthropic projects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heyday 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MAS

Stahr, Walter

Summary: "Walter Stahr, author of the ... bestseller Seward, now tells the amazing story of Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, the most powerful and controversial of the men close to the president. Stanton raised an army of a million men and directed it from his Washington telegraph office, with Lincoln often at his side. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes," some serious and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 STANTON, EDWIN Sta

Denise, Anika

Summary: "From the author of MONSTER TRUCK and STARRING CARMEN comes a gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BEL

Meltzer, Brad

Summary: "This picture book biography focuses on critically acclaimed talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who used her struggles in childhood as motivation to become "Queen of All Media.""--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WIN

Duany, Ger

Summary: The amazing autobiography of a young Sudanese boy who went from a child soldier to an international peace activist, a struggling refugee to a Hollywood actor. Sudan, 1980s: Ger Duany knew what he wanted out of life--make his family proud, play with his brothers and sisters, maybe get an education like his brother Oder suggested, and become a soldier for his people when he's old enough. But then...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Make Me a World 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 DUA

Makos, Adam

Summary: "A young adult adaptation of the national bestseller that details the true story of two Navy pilots from divergent racial and economic backgrounds who forge a deep friendship during the Korean War as they face extraordinary circumstances." --Amazon.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 951.904 MAK

Baptiste, Tracey

Summary: "Introduces readers to two brave Black women who stood up against segregation, setting in motion the Montgomery Bus Boycott and showing the nation how positive change can start with a single defiant act"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Obama, Michelle

18 holds on 14 copies

Summary: "Mrs. Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress. Drawing from her experiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, she shares the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group 2022

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OBA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OBA

Cutright, Patricia J.

Summary: "Twelve biographies of Indigenous women who, as modern-day warriors, have infused their communities with strength and leadership. The women overcame unimaginable hardships--racial and gender discrimination, abuse, and extreme poverty--only to rise to great heights in the fields of politics, science, education, and community activism"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 7th Generation Native Voices 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 CUT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 973 CUT

Mailhot, Terese Marie

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAILHOT, TERESE MARIE MAI

Milani, Alice

Summary: "A graphic account of a pioneering scientist who conducted innovative research on radioactivity. Marie Curie (1867-1934) was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, and first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 921 CUR

Shetterly, Margot Lee

1 hold on 2 copies

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 achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these "colored computers," as they were known, used slide...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 LEE

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