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Krull, Kathleen

Summary: "Biography of Frances Perkins, the first female member of the presidential cabinet, and architect of much of the New Deal legislation as Secretary of Labor."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB PERKINS KRU

Stevenson, Bryan

Summary: "In this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed bestselling Just Mercy, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so," Bryan Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate, especially on behalf of America's most rejected and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2018

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Rappaport, Doreen.

Summary: A brief account of the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney/Hyperion Books 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Stacks, Call number: J 921 ROO

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Roosevelt 2009

Tolan, Mary M.

Summary: Follows the life of the former slave who gained renown as an abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. Stevens Children's Books 1991

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TRU

Fankhouser, Kris

Summary: "A biography on the American women's rights leader Susan B. Anthony"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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

Rockwell, Anne F.

Summary: A biographical look at the former slave who gained renown as an abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2000

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Tru

Schmidt, Gary D

Summary: Shows how the hardships of slavery, particularly the loss of her family, caused Isabella Baumfree to walk towards freedom, to re-invent herself as Sojourner Truth, and to continue walking to abolish slavery and for other reforms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB SOJOURNER TRUTH SCH

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SCH

Summary: Profiles one hundred and one people who have enacted social change in the United States, including Susan B. Anthony, Cesar Chavez, and Bob Dylan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2012

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

Krass, Peter.

Summary: Traces the life of the former slave who could neither read nor write, yet earned a reputation as one of the most articulate and outspoken antislavery and women's rights activists in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea House 1988

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB TRUTH KRA

Shumate, Jane

Summary: A biography of the former slave who dedicated her life to achieving equal rights for blacks and women.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 1991

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TRU

McKissack, Pat

Summary: A biography of the former slave who became well-known as an abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1992

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 MCK

Stone, Tanya Lee.

Summary: "Ever since she was a little girl, Jane Addams hoped to help people in need. She wanted to create a place where people could find food, work, and community. In 1889, she chose a house in a run-down Chicago neighborhood and turned it into Hull House--a settlement home--soon adding a playground, kindergarten, and a public bath, By 1907, Hull House included thirteen buildings. And by the early...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2015

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

Slade, Suzanne.

Summary: Discusses how a former slave and an outspoken woman, who came from two different worlds, shared deep-seated beliefs in equality and the need to fight for it.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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Hopkinson, Deborah.

Summary: Like other girls of her time Susan B. Anthony learned how to cook and sew. But unlike most girls she also received an education. She learned reading, writing, and arithmetic. She was also taught that girls and women could do anything boys and men could do-if only they were allowed. So Susan set out to change the laws. She fought for a woman's right to own property, hold down a job, and, most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2005

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE HOP

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1 available in Juvenile Paperback - Blue, Call number: JBR BLUE HOP

Mattern, Joanne

Summary: Introduces the life of a woman who escaped slavery, traveled and made speeches to help free slaves before and during the Civil War, and helped freed slaves to find jobs and houses after the war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2003

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

Stone, Tanya Lee.

Summary: This inspiring story is about an extraordinary woman who changed America forever because she wouldn't take no for an answer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2008

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Stanton

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB Stanton STO

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem

Summary: "An autobiography about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his life growing up in New York, becoming the basketball star he's known to be, and getting involved in the world around him as an activist for social change"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2017

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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

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