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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

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

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

Benham, David

Summary: "Twin brothers David and Jason Benham grew up with big dreams of baseball and an even bigger trust in God. Though they attended a small high school with no baseball field, turned down a professional offer so they could attend college together, and faced more than one missed pitch and injuries, they kept dreaming, praying together on the field, and believing in God's provision for their lives....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BENHAM B

Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Summary: Hillary Clinton's candid reflections about the key moments during her time as Secretary of State, as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Cli

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

Burgan, Michael.

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of Hillary Rodham Clinton, from her childhood in Chicago and her Yale law education to her success in politics as First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Raintree 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Pollack, Pam.

Summary: Examines the life and accomplishments of computer industry pioneer Steve Jobs, a founder of Apple Computer, Inc.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET JOBS

Van Vleet, Carmella

Summary: Shares the story of renowned astronaut and distinguished scientist Kathryn Sullivan, describing how she defied the conventions of her childhood to pursue interests previously limited to boys and how she became the first woman to walk in space.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: In the 1930s, most girls were happy playing with dolls. But Betty Skelton liked playing with airplanes. When Betty was young there weren₂t many women flying airplanes or racing cars, but she wouldn₂t let that stop her. She was always ready to take on a challenge. Betty rode motorcycles, raced cars, jumped out of planes, and flew jets, helicopters, gliders, and blimps. And by the time she was an...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV DAR

Shulman, Mark

Summary: "Benjamin Franklin has been called one of the most accomplished and influential Americans in history, and his role in shaping the United States has had a lasting impact that is still felt today. Franklin's research into topics as varied as electricity, meteorology, demography, and oceanography were as wide-ranging and important as his travels, which took him across the globe as a diplomat."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Portable Press, an imprint of Printers Row Publishing Group 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 921 FRA

Freedman, Russell.

Summary: An introduction to the life of young Benjamin Franklin describes how, as a rebellious teen in 1732, he ran away from his family and a Boston apprenticeship to Philadelphia, and how throughout subsequent decades he rose to become a distinguished statesman, renowned author and world-famous scientist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB FRANKLIN FRE

Davis, Lynn

Summary: "Thomas Edison was an inventor who changed everything! One of his most famous inventions was the phonograph. It was the first machine to record and play sounds. Read this book to find out how he did it. Then check out the rest of the Amazing Inventors & Innovators series to learn about other great minds,"--page [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle/ an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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Winter, Jonah

Summary: Discusses the life and career of presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, trace her early years as an outspoken student at Wellesley and Yale, her marriage to the 42nd president, and her achievements as a senator and secretary of state.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Blumenthal, Karen

Summary: As a young girl growing up in the fifties, Hillary Diane Rodham had an unusual upbringing for the time-her parents told her, "You can do or be whatever you choose, as long as you're willing to work for it." Hillary took those words and ran. Whether it was campaigning at the age of thirteen in the 1964 presidential election, receiving a standing ovation and being featured in LIFE magazine as the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Larson, Kate Clifford

Summary: The revelatory, poignant story of Rosemary Kennedy, the eldest and eventually secreted-away Kennedy daughter, and how her life transformed her family, its women especially, and an entire nation

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, ROSEMARY LAR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Kennedy 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B KENNEDY LAR

Davis, Lynn

Summary: "The car changed travel forever. Henry Ford started a car-making revolution. Kids can read this book to find out how Ford transformed America with his cars. They will learn how many cars Ford made before the Model T Ford"--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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Sullivan, Teresa

Summary: When Mikey is young, the Sullivans are a closely knit unit, all of them devoted to caring for her. But as Mikey grows older, she also grows increasingly violent. By the time she's twelve, institutionalization is the only available option--and without the shared purpose of caring for Mikey, the family begins to unravel. As her family falls apart, Teresa searches for relief and connection during...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Kugler, Rob

Summary: "Rob Kugler's A Dog Named Beautiful is an uplifting and unforgettable story of a US Marine, his extraordinary dog, and the road trip of a lifetime."--Provided by publisher. US Marine Rob Kugler not only gave a year of his life in service to his country, but he had also lost a brother in the fighting. Lost in grief, Rob found solace and relief in the one thing that never failed to put a smile on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 KUG

Rappaport, Doreen

Summary: As a student, teacher, lawyer, and judge, Ruth often experienced unfair treatment. But she persisted, becoming a cultural icon, championing equality in pay and opportunity. Her brilliant mind, compelling arguments, and staunch commitment to truth and justice have convinced many to stand with her, and her fight continues to this day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Hyperion 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Kerry, John

Summary: "John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life--from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state for four years--in this revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history. [This book] is John Kerry's candid personal story. A Yale graduate, Kerry...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KERRY, JOHN KER

Summary: Often called the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson rocked the world in 1962 with her book Silent Spring, which warned the American public of the impact of pesticides on the environment and unleashed an extraordinary national debate about science and safety. At the center of that firestorm stood Ms. Carson, a strong, intensely private woman who balanced her love of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV RAC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD RAC NOT RATED

Reis, Ronald A.

Summary: Introduces the automotive, engineering, and labor innovator, discussing both his finer points and his flaws and also providing 21 hands-on activities to encourage young people to apply engineering and production ideas and learn more about the era.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Bingham, Emily.

Summary: "Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead, she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald character: intoxicating and intoxicated, selfish and shameful, seductive and brilliant, and often terribly troubled. In New York, Louisville, and London she drove men and women wild with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BINGHAM, HENRIETTA WORTH BIN

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