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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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2013

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

Cornioley, Pearl Witherington

Summary: "Pearl Witherington Cornioley, one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters, shares her remarkable story in this firsthand account of her experience as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Told througha series of reminiscences--from a difficult childhood spent in the shadow of World War I and her family's harrowing escape from France as the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Independent Pub Group 2013

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

Casey, Susan (Susan Mary)

Summary: "Susan Casey gives 20 remarkable girls and women the spotlight they deserve in this lively collection of biographical profiles. These women took action in many ways: as spies, soldiers, nurses, water carriers, fundraisers, writers, couriers, and more. Women Heroes of the American Revolution brings a fresh new perspective to their stories resulting from interviews with historians and with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2015

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Atwood, Kathryn J.

Summary: Collects the stories of fifteen women who risked their lives to become heroes in the Pacific theater of World War II.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2017

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

Caravantes, Peggy

Summary: "A complete biographical look at the complex life of a world-famous entertainer With determination and audacity, Josephine Baker turned her comic and musical abilities into becoming a worldwide icon of the Jazz Age. The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy provides the first in-depth portrait of this remarkable woman for young adults. Author Peggy Caravantes follows...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2015

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

Gibson, Karen Bush.

Summary: When Valentina Tereshkova blasted off aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963, she became the first woman to rocket into space. It would be 19 years before another woman got a chance--cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982--followed by American astronaut Sally Ride a year later. By breaking the stratospheric ceiling, these women forged a path for many female astronauts, cosmonauts, and mission...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated 2014

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

Lewis, Anna M.

Summary: "Reporting on a range of historical and contemporary female builders and designers, this educational book strives to inspire a new generation of girls in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. With many of the profiles set againstthe backdrop of such landmark events as the women's suffrage and civil rights movements and the Industrial Revolution, and with original...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Independent Pub Group 2014

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

Gibson, Karen Bush.

Summary: Profiles the lives and careers of twenty-six women who were pioneers in the field of aviation.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 629.13 Gibson 2013

Hollihan, Kerrie Logan.

Summary: "The tremendous struggles women have faced as war correspondents and photojournalists A profile of 16 courageous women, Reporting Under Fire tells the story of journalists who risked their lives to bring back scoops from the front lines. Each woman--including Sigrid Schultz, who broadcast news via radio from Berlin on the eve of the Second World War; Margaret Bourke-White, who rode with General...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2014

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