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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

1 hold on 1 copy

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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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

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

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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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.2 MIL

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

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

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

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

Schatz, Kate

1 hold on 1 copy

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 Collection, Call number: YA 920 SCH

Chen, Eva

Summary: Profiles historic and contemporary women who made a difference in the world, including Amelia Earhart, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Tina Turner.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2019

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2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD CHE

Yalom, Marilyn.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.872 YAL

Calvert, Jennifer

Summary: This fascinating book features 30 young women who accomplished remarkable things before their twentieth birthdays. Visually compelling with original illustrations, this book will inspire the next generation of strong, fearless women.. -- Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Castle Point Books 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 920.72 Calvert 2018

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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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Press Trade Paperbacks 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4097 WOM

Summary: Masterpieces of Women's Literature features critical summaries and descriptions of the greatest works of literature by women authors. All the important facts and dates of authorship, along with analyses of characters, settings, themes, and plots, are included for works in every genre, including autobiographies, novels, poetry, plays, essays, and short stories. Containing works by women of all...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 809.8928 MAS

Porath, Jason

Summary: "A brazen, uproarious collection of illustrations of tough women both historical and fantastical-too awesome, too fierce, and sometimes too weird. These are not fantasy tales of blushing ingenues and happily-ever-afters. Here are the real unsung women of history, real and from literature, mythology and folklore. Illustrated in a contemporary animation style, Rejected Princesses dismisses the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St. 2016

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

Whitlock, Catherine

Summary: Whitlock and Evans introduce us to some of the women-- physicists, biologists, chemists, astronomers and doctors-- who helped to shape our world with their extraordinary breakthroughs and inventions. These scientists overcame significant obstacles, often simply because they were women. Despite living during periods when the contribution of women was disregarded, if not ignored, these resilient...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Diversion Books 2019

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Macdonald, Fiona.

Summary: Examines the status and conditions of women in ancient Roman society, discussing such topics as marriage and family life, clothing, domestic duties, religion, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peter Bedrick Books 2000

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 305.4 Macdo