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

Rule, Heather

Summary: "Learn more about the accomplishments of the greatest female Olympic athletes from around the world. The title also features informative sidebars, a glossary, and further resources."--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: SportsZone, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796 RUL

Hood, Susan

Summary: Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women--each paired with a noteworthy female artist--to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers. From the award-winning author of Ada's Violin, Susan Hood, this is a poetic and visual celebration of persistent women throughout history. In this book, you will find Mary Anning,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harpercollins Children's Books 2018

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

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

Mullenbach, Cheryl

Summary: An account of the lesser-known contributions of African-American women during World War II reveals how they helped lay the foundations for the Civil Rights Movement by challenging racial and gender barriers at home and abroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 MUL

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

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

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: "An abridged board book version of the She Persisted picture book about 13 American women who made a difference in the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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Miles, Rosalind

Summary: "Now is the time for a new women's history--for the famous, infamous, and unsung women to get their due--from the Enlightenment to the #MeToo movement. Recording the important milestones in the birth of the modern feminist movement and the rise of women into greater social, economic, and political power, Miles takes us through a colorful pageant of astonishing women, from heads of state like...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 MIL

Roberts, Cokie

Summary: Shares the stories of remarkable women who shaped American history between 1796 and 1828, including Dolley Madison, Theodosia Burr, and Sacajawea.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 0000

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.09 Roberts 2016

Miller, Brandon Marie.

Summary: A social history of the American colonial period with a focus on the daily lives of women, including European immigrants, Native Americans, and slaves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2003

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Williams, Marcia

Summary: "They're activists and explorers, scientists and writers and more. And they're all women: Cleopatra, Boudicca, Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I, Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie, Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, Anne Frank, Wangari Maathai, Mae C. Jemison, Cathy Freeman, and Malala Yousafzai, to name just a few. Marcia Williams, through her lively...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2019

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

Chin-Lee, Cynthia

Summary: "Introduces the reader to women's right to vote"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 324.6 CHI

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

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

Dumas, Marti

Summary: "Introduces the reader to women in the old West"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, An imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.4 DUM

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

Croutier, Alev Lytle

Summary: "Drawing on a host of intimate first-hand accounts and memoirs, Harem explores life in the world's harems, from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century, focusing on the fabled and ever-mysterious Seraglio of Topkapi Palace as a paradigm for all."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abbeville Press 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 CRO

Wollstonecraft, Mary

Summary: First published in 1792, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman created a scandal in its day, largely, perhaps, because of the unconventional lifestyle of its creator. Today, it is considered the first great manifesto of women’s rights, arguing passionately for the education of women: "Tyrants and sensualists are in the right when they endeavor to keep women in the dark, because the former want...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dover Publications 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 WOL

Jenner, Caryn

Summary: Shares the experiences of important women in history, including Aung San Suu Kyi, Arianna Huffington, and Madam C.J. Walker.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2017

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

Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth

Summary: "In World War I, telephones linked commanding generals with soldiers in muddy trenches. A woman in uniform connected almost every one of their calls, speeding the orders that won the war. Like other soldiers, the "Hello Girls" swore the Army oath and stayed for the duration. A few were graduates of elite colleges. Most were ordinary, enterprising young women motivated by patriotism and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.4 COB

Taylor, Susan

Summary: "Introduces the reader to women during World War II"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, An imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2021

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

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.53 TAY

Lin, Yvonne

Summary: Profiles historic and contemporary women who made a difference in the world, including Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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

Summary: Did anyone ever get anywhere by being quiet? To change anything, you have to make some noise! From the creators of the award-winning Kazoo magazine comes a look at the lives of 25 extraordinary women through the eyes of 25 extraordinary comic artists. In chapters titled Grow, Tinker, Play, Create, Rally, and Explore, you'll meet Eugenie Clark, who swam with sharks, Raye Montague, who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2020

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Romney, Patricia

Summary: "Using archival documents, oral histories, and first-person memoir, WE WERE THERE is a history of the Third World Women's Alliance, a revolutionary, intersectional, socialist feminist organization that centered women of color and redefined second wave feminism in the 1970s"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 ROM

Popova, Maria

Summary: "Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries, beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalyzed the environmental movement. Stretching between these...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 Popova 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.43 POP

Schatz, Kate

Summary: "From the authors of the New York Times bestselling book Rad American Women A-Z, comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a striking illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world. In Rad Women Worldwide, writer Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl tell fresh, engaging, and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2016

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

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