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Jane Austen for Kids

Jane Austen for Kids by Nancy Sanders

An introduction to the life and writings of Jane Austen includes coverage of the historical events that shaped her life and her achievements at a time of limited opportunities for women, sharing additional insights into the timeless relevance of her literary themes. Original. Simultaneous eBook.

 

 

 

 

Aim for the Skies : Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith’s Race to Complete Amelia Earhart’s Quest  by Aimée Bissonette ; illustrated by Doris Ettlinger.

This book retells the story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world

 

 

 

 

She Did It


She did it! : 21 women who changed the way we think
by Emily Arnold McCully

Offers an illustrated exploration of the inspiring lives of twenty-one women who challenged the status quo of their day and made an impact on the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilma's Way Home
Wilma’s Way Home by Doreen Rappaport

Wilma’s courageous dedication to serving her people led to her election as the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruth Bader Ginsberg

 

When Ruth Bader Ginsburg Chewed 100 Sticks of Gum by Mark Weakland ; illustrated by Daniela Volpari.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg led the Supreme Court in style and speech. But do you know what she was like as a child? Strong role models and encouragement to be herself led Ruth to speak her mind and to stamd up for equality. Lessons from her childhood helped her become the second-ever female Supreme Court justice of the United States.

 

 

 

 

Turning Pages : My Life Story by Sonia Sotomayor ; illustrated by Lulu Delacre.

As the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor has inspired young people around the world to reach for their dreams.

 

 

 

 

 

Superheroes Are Everywhere

 

 

Superheroes are Everywhere / Kamala Harris ; illustrated by Mechal Renee Roe.

Senator Kamala Harris’s picture book memoir in which she tells her life story and shows how everyone can be a superhero

 

 

 

 

 

spring after spring
Spring after spring : how Rachel Carson inspired the environmental movement by Stephanie Roth Sisson

Spring After Spring traces Rachel’s journey as scientist and writer, courageously speaking truth to an often hostile world through her book, and ultimately paving the way for the modern environmental movement.

 

 

 

Secret Engineer

 

Secret Engineer : How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge by Dougherty, Rachel

A picture book portrait of the uncredited woman behind the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge traces the life of 19th-century engineer Emily Roebling and her significant contributions to math, science, engineering and feminism.

 

 

 

Nothing Stopped Sophie

 

 

Nothing Stopped Sophie by Cheryl Bardoe

A biography of Sophie Germain, who grew up during the French Revolution and followed her dream of studying mathematics, becoming the first woman to win a grand prize from the Royal Academy of Sciences and changing the world with her discoveries.

 

 

 

Lights Camera Alice

Lights! Camera! Alice! : the thrilling true adventures of the first woman filmmaker  by Mara Rockliff ; illustrations by Simona Ciraolo.

Meet Alice Guy-Blaché. She made movies–some of the very first movies, and some of the most exciting!

 

 

 

Lighter than Air

Lighter than air : Sophie Blanchard, the first woman pilot by Matthew Clark Smith ; illustrated by Matt Tavares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The girl with a mind for math : the story of Raye Montague

by Julia Finley Mosca ; illustrated by Daniel Rieley.

An uplifting account of the achievements of the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.

 

 

 

 

Girl Running

Girl Running by Annette Bay Pimentel ; illustrated by Micha Archer

Recounts to true story of Raye Montague, a gifted female African American mathematician and engineer whose perseverance in the face of sexism and racism during the 1940s-‘70s earned her well-deserved praise as a pioneer who changed the course of ship design forever.

 

 

 

 

 

A computer named katherine

A Computer Called Katherine : How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon by Slade, Suzanne/ Jamison ; Veronica Miller

The author of Climbing Lincoln’s Steps shares the inspiring true story of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, exploring how she navigated race and gender restrictions and used her remarkable mind to help pioneer America’s early space program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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