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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

Feldman, Thea

Summary: Meet Katherine Johnson, a brilliant mathematician who worked at NASA in the early 1950s until retiring in 1986. Katherine's unparalleled calculations (done by hand) helped plan the trajectories for NASA's Mercury and Apollo missions (including the Apollo 11 moon landing). She is said to be one of the greatest American minds of all time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR Blue Feldman 2017

Favilli, Elena

Summary: "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls reinvents fairy tales, inspiring girls with the stories of 100 heroic women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Illustrated by 60 female artists from every corner of the globe, this is the most-funded original book in the history of crowd-funding"

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Timbuktu Labs, Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920.72 FAV

Woodward, Kay

Summary: Profiles twenty-five female trailblazers who overcame huge obstacles, including Catherine the Great, Zaha Hadid, and Valentina Tereshkova.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carlton Books Limited 2018

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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 Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 SHE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 Shetterly 2018

Shetterly, Margot Lee

2 holds 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

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Skeers, Linda

Summary: Profiles fifty-two women in history who who have risked their lives for the sake of adventure, including Sophie Blanchard, Mary Anning, Minnie Spotted Wolf, and Alia Muhammad Baker.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks, Inc. 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920.72 Skeers 2017

Capaldi, Gina.

Summary: Zitkala-Š̌̌̌a finds that she can sing through her music, but also by writing stories and giving speeches and being an activist for Native American rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Zitkala 2011

Johnson, Katherine G.

Summary: The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 921 JOH

McCully, Emily Arnold

Summary: "Prepare to discover new heroes among these twenty-one women who challenged the status quo, championed others, and made their voices heard. From Jane Addams to Alice Waters, from groundbreaking artists and social justice advocates to scientific pioneers and business innovators, a strong thread of trailblazing women runs through American history. Written in compelling, accessible prose and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney/Hyperion 2018

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Amson-Bradshaw, Georgia

Summary: Presents the lives and accomplishments of eight women artists from around the world. Every story comes with an engaging activity that will nurture a child's own varied skills and inspire them to pursue a treasured goal or aspiration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barron's Educational Series 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 709.2 AMS

Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Summary: "The story of Katherine Johnson, an African American mathematician whose work was critical to the first US space flight"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Johnson, Katherine G.

Summary: "The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2019

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

Fischer, Jean

Summary: This collection of 100 extraordinary stories of women of faith--from the Bible, history, and today--will empower them to know and understand how women have made a difference in the world and how much smaller our faith (and the biblical record) would be without them. Featuring full-page, colorful illustrations alongside the true stories of amazing women like Lydia, Naomi, Rahab, Rebekah, Jane...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shiloh Kidz, an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc. 2018

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Harrison, Vashti

Summary: "Brief, illustrated bios of women creators around the world"-- Featuring the true stories of women creators and thinkers from around the world, throughout history, this book shows that sometimes seeing things a little differently can lead to big changes. Some names are well known, some are not, but all the women had a lasting effect on the fields they worked in. Whether they were breaking...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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

Cavallo, Francesca

Summary: While still inspiring rebel girls of the world to dream bigger, aim higher, and fight harder, this sequel is bigger than each of us, bigger than our individual hopes, and certainly bigger than our fears.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Timbuktu Labs 2017

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Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Books for Children 2006

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Tubman

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

Cummins, Julie.

Summary: Introduces inspiring women whose passions for exploration made them push the boundaries, including Nellie Cashman, Annie Smith Peck, and Delia Julia Denning Akeley.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Colbert, David.

Summary: In just a few generations, Michelle Obama's family has blazed a path from a slave cabin to the White House. She's now writing a new chapter in history as a fresh kind of first lady, old-fashioned in many ways, yet so genuine and natural that she constantly surprises and inspires.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB Obama Col

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen women who have left their mark on world history, including Caroline Herschel, Marie Curie, Mary Verghese, and Malala Yousafzai.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2018

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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 741.5 MIL

Herman, Gail

Summary: Presents the life and achievements of Coretta Scott King, discussing her vital role in the Civil Rights Movement, her awareness campaigns, and her efforts to continue the work of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET KING

Rice, Condoleezza

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.73 RIC

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