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McCaskill, Claire.

Summary: Missouri's first woman senator recounts her coming-of-age in a political family at a time when women were held back from their ambitions, describing her failed first marriage, her unconventional choices in office and her relationships with fellow politicians. --Publisher's description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCCASKILL, CLAIRE MCC

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

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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Shepherd, Jodie.

Summary: Introduces young readers to Hillary Clinton, senator, secretary of state, and advocate for the less fortunate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

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

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Spengler, Kremena.

Summary: This is an introduction to the life of Eva Peron, the first lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952, who fought for workers' rights and political power for women.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2007

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB PERON SPE

Fankhouser, Kris

Summary: "A biography on the Kenyan activist and environmentalist Wangari Muta Maathai"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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

Winter, Jeanette

Summary: This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman's passion, vision, and determination inspired great change.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Company 2018

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

Chavez, Linda.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHA

Fort, Adrian.

Summary: A portrait of the social activist and first female member of Parliament elected to the House of Commons includes coverage of her American ancestry, her determination to use her influence to introduce American ideas into British politics and her relationships with such figures as Winston Churchill, FDR and J. M. Barrie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martin'S Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ASTOR, NANCY FOR

Miller, John E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Missouri Press 1998

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Wilder

Doak, Robin S. (Robin Santos)

Summary: Offers a profile of the former first lady, who later was elected to the Senate and appointed secretary of state, from her childhood and earliest political activity to the present.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 CLI

Roberts, Cokie.

Summary: Documents the experiences, influence, and contributions of the women of Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 ROB

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 ROB

Roberts, Cokie.

Summary: In this engrossing and informative companion to her New York Times bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a riveting look at Washington, D.C. and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women during this momentous period of American history. With the outbreak of the Civil War, the small, social...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers 2015

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Summary: Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393) could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland. But to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home. They are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over, but face unfortunate circumstances an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment. Adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Passion River] 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC RIC
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF RIC

Howell, Janet

Summary: "In this engaging and highly accessible compendium for young readers and aspiring power brokers, Virginia Senator Janet Howell and her daughter-in-law Theresa Howell spotlight the careers of fifty American women in politics -- and inspire readers to make a difference. With foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton."--Amazon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2019

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

Johnson, Ron

Summary: On August 14, 2014, five days after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown ignited race riots throughout the city of Ferguson, Missouri, the nation found an unlikely hero in Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol. Charged with the Herculean task of restoring peace between a hostile African American community and the local police, Johnson, a 30-year law enforcement veteran and an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale Momentum 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOHNSON, RONALD JOH

Oomen, Anne-Marie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.603 OOM
1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: NEL 818.603 OOM

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1 available in Michigan Room, Call number: MI 818.60 Oomen 2010

Palin, Sarah

Summary: Sarah Palin, the first female Republican Vice Presidential candidate, recounts her political experiences, her rapid rise on the national stage during the 2008 campaign, and the personal challenges she's faced including balancing her time as a working mother, recognizing the war's impact with her son serving combat in Iraq, having a child with a disability, and supporting her teenage daughter...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 PAL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PALIN, SARAH Palin

Summary: Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns for a second season in her Emmy winning role as Vice President Selina Meyer in VEEP. As midterm elections loom, Vice President Meyer is scoring higher ratings than the President in several popularity polls, which she hopes will boost her influence and help her curry favor with the chief executive. But despite her best intentions, even the most banal actions can set...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV VEE

Maathai, Wangari.

Summary: Maathai, the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and a single mother of three, recounts her life as a political activist, feminist, and environmentalist in Kenya. Born in a rural village in 1940, she was already an iconoclast as a child, determined to get an education even though most girls were uneducated. We see her become the first woman both in East and Central Africa to earn a PhD and to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAATHAI, WANGARI MAA

Nivola, Claire A.

Summary: "This is the story of Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt Movement"--Dust jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2008

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

Jarrett, Valerie

Summary: The longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her experiences as an Iran-born African-American woman as well as a family member, lawyer, public servant and government leader at a dynamic period in American history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JARRETT, VALERIE JAR

Mandela, Winnie

Summary: "491 Days: Prisoner number 1323/69 shares with the world Winnie Mandela's moving and compelling journal along with some of the letters written between several affected parties at the time, including Winnie and Nelson Mandela, himself then a prisoner on Robben Island for nearly seven years. Readers will gain insight into the brutality she experienced and her depths of despair, as well as her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 968.062 MANDELA, WINNIE MAN