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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

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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

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Native Capaldi

Lassieur, Allison

Summary: "From the fearless to the feared, discover 25 women who dared. Dared to conquer their dreams, win wars, discover sights unseen, and more. Readers will learn about bold women who were determined to achieve something great in the face of adversity"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Compass Point Books a capstone imprint 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J920 LAS

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 Kingsley

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Space Shetterly

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Sorell, Traci

Summary: The descendant of Cherokee ancestors who had been forced to walk the Trail of Tears, Wilma Mankiller experienced her own forced removal from the land she grew up on as a child. As she got older and learned more about the injustices her people had faced, she dedicated her life to instilling pride in Native heritage and reclaiming Native rights. She went on to become the first woman Principal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2022

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

Favilli, Elena

Summary: "Contains one hundred biographies of immigrant women who left their birth countries for a multitude of reasons: some for new opportunities, some out of neccessity. Readers will learn about Madeleine Albright, Asma Khan, Carmen Miranda, Rihanna, and many more. From chefs and surgeons, to musicians and politicians, to champions of judo and chess, these extraordinary figures will inspired girls...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rebel Girls 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J920 FAV

Swartz, Sarah Silberstein

Summary: "Discover nine ordinary women who took extraordinary measures to save lives during the Holocaust, resisting terror and torture while undercover or in hiding, in concentration camps, in forests, and in exile."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Second Story Press 2022

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

Swaby, Rachel.

Summary: "Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby's ... profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one's ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they're best known"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 500 SWA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Hist Wom Swaby

Shepard, Ray Anthony

Summary: "An elegant, unforgiving poem narrating Ona Judge's self-emancipation from George Washington's household"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2021

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Watson, Renee

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel 2021

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

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

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

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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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Woelfle, Gretchen

Summary: "Jeannette Rankin was always a take-charge girl. Whether taking care of horses or her little brothers and sisters, Jeannette knew what to do and got the job done. That's why, when she saw poor children living in bad conditions in San Francisco, she knew she had to take charge and change things. But in the early twentieth century, women like Jeannette couldn't vote to change the laws that failed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers 2023

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Bhagwati, Anuradha Kristina

Summary: "A raw, unflinching, and inspirational memoir by a former United States Marine Captain describing her journey from dutiful daughter of immigrants to wide-eyed recruit to radical activist dedicated to effecting historic policy reform in the military. Aftera lifetime of buckling to the demands of her strict Indian parents, Anuradha Bhagwati abandons her grad school career at Harvard University to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BHAGWATI, ANURADHA KRISTINA BHA

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

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

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: J Bio I am Winfrey

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 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

Sebastian, Marissa

Summary: "Book about girls who have achieved remarkable feats, meant to empower today's girls"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.4092 SEB

Jones, Amy Robin

Summary: A biography of the African-American educator Mary McLeod Bethune, discussing her role in creating opportunities for African-Americans in education and government.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

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

Mosca, Julia Finley

Summary: "Meet Dr. Ellen Ochoa, a determined space pioneer with a stellar symphony of talents. Growing up in a family of immigrants, Ellen dreamed of becoming a professional flutist, but all of that changed when she discovered engineering in college. Though she was told that field of study wasn't for girls, the bright young scientist refused to give up--ultimately becoming a NASA astronaut who shattered...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Innovation Press 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB OSHOA MOS

Hudson, Cheryl Willis

Summary: Profiles notable African American women in various fields from Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, and Ida B. Wells to Condoleeza Rice, Beyoncé, and the founders of Black Lives Matter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2020

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Thorpe, Helen

Summary: Describes the experiences of three women soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq to reveal how their military service has affected their friendship, personal lives and families, detailing the realities of their work on bases and in war zones and how their choices and losses shaped their perspectives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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

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

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

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