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Books to Celebrate Women's History Month

 

Ladies first : women athletes who made a difference, book jacket Ladies first : women athletes who made a difference
by Ken Rappoport
ISBN: 1561453382
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Profiles twelve women athletes of the twentieth century including Wilma Rudolph, Nadia Comaneci, Babe Didrickson Zaharias, Gertrude Ederle, and others, and describes how they overcame gender and sometimes race discrimination and demonstrated their extraordinary skill and dedication

 

Heart on fire : Susan B. Anthony votes for president , book jacket Heart on fire : Susan B. Anthony votes for president
by Ann Malaspina ; illustrated by Steve James
ISBN: 9780807531884
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On November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony made history--and broke the law--when she voted in the US presidential election, a privilege that had been reserved for men. She was arrested, tried, and found guilty: "The greatest outrage History every witnessed," she wrote in her journal.

 

The road to Seneca Falls, book jacket The road to Seneca Falls : a story about Elizabeth Cady Stanton
by Gwenyth Swain ; illustrations by Mary O'Keefe Young
ISBN: 0876149476
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A biography of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the organizers of the country's first women's rights convention, which took place in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848.

 

Susan B. Anthony : fighter for women's rights, book jacket Susan B. Anthony : fighter for women's rights
by Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Amy Bates
ISBN: 0689869096
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Like other girls of her time Susan B. Anthony learned how to cook and sew. But unlike most girls she also received an education. She learned reading, writing, and arithmetic. She was also taught that girls and women could do anything boys and men could do-if only they were allowed. So Susan set out to change the laws. She fought for a woman's right to own property, hold down a job, and, most important, vote. The right to vote would become Susan's lifelong mission. In this Aladdin Ready-to-Read, Susan's story comes alive through words and pictures, giving burgeoning readers the opportunity to discover her many accomplishments for themselves.

 

If you lived when women won their rights , book jacket If you lived when women won their rights
by Anne Kamma ; illustrated by Pamela Johnson
ISBN: 0439748690
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Answers questions about the rights, role, and fashion of women in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in America and the push for women's rights and suffrage that began in 1848.

 

Pioneering women, book jacket Pioneering women
by Jeff Savage
ISBN: 146440030X
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Explores women pioneers, including the first women in the West, the difficult life on the frontier, working different jobs usually reserved for men, female outlaws, and how women in the Wild West brought about reform.

 

 Helen's big world : the life of Helen Keller , book jacket Helen's big world : the life of Helen Keller
by Doreen Rappaport ; illustrated by Matt Tavares
ISBN: 9780786808908
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An illustrated biography of Helen Keller, introducing young readers to her life and legacy, and including quotations by Keller.

 

 Louisa May's Battle : how the Civil War led to Little Women, book jacket Louisa May's Battle : how the Civil War led to Little Women
by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Carlyn Beccia
ISBN: 9780802796684
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Explores the classic author's Civil War experiences as a nurse and the published letters home that marked Alcott's first successes as a writer, explaining how her volunteer work inspired realism in her stories and helped her discover and develop her writing style.

 

 Brave Girl, book jacket Brave girl : Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
by Michelle Markel ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet
ISBN:9780061804427
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An illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike describes how she worked grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to protest the unfair working conditions in New York's garment district.

 

Amelia lost , book jacket Amelia lost : the life and disappearance of Amelia Earhart
by Candace Fleming ; lettering by Jessica Hische
ISBN: 0375841989
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Tells the story of Amelia Earhart's life - as a child, a woman, and a pilot - and describes the search for her missing plane.

 

 Founding mothers, book jacket Founding mothers : women who shaped America
by Melissa Carosella and Stephanie Kuligowski
ISBN: 143331505X
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Profiles women who have influenced American history and paved the way for equality with men.

 

Bring me some apples and I'll make you a pie : a story about Edna Lewis, book jacket Bring me some apples and I'll make you a pie : a story about Edna Lewis
by Robbin Gourley
ISBN: 0618158367
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From the whippoorwill's call on the first day of spring through the first snowfall, Edna and members of her family gather fruits, berries, and vegetables from the fields, garden, and orchard on their Virginia farm and turn them into wonderful meals. Includes facts about the life of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef, and five recipes..

 

 I am Harriet Tubman , book jacket I am Harriet Tubman
by Grace Norwich ; illustrated by Ute Simon
ISBN: 9780545484367
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An introduction to the life of the civil rights heroine and suffrage activist describes how she repeatedly risked her life to save dozens of slaves and became an equal rights icon in post-Civil War.

 

Who is Michelle Obama?, book jacket Who is Michelle Obama?
by Megan Stine ; illustrated by John O'Brien
ISBN: 0448478633
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Presents the life and accomplishments of the First Lady of the United States, from her childhood in Chicago and her career as a lawyer to her marriage to Barack Obama and her initiatives in the White House.

 

 

Coretta Scott King, book jacket Coretta Scott King
by Maria Nelson
ISBN: 1433956802
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A brief biography of the wife of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., who shared his dedication to working peaceably to achieve equality for all Americans.

 

 

Yours for justice, Ida B. Wells the darling life of crusading journalist, book jacket Yours for justice, Ida B. Wells the darling life of crusading journalist
by Philip Dray ; illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
ISBN: 1561454176
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Biography of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, a journalist and teacher who wrote about and spoke against the injustices suffered by African-Americans.

 

 

Women in the civil rights movement  , book jacket Women in the civil rights movement
by Judy L. Hasday
ISBN: 9781422223567
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Looks at some of the women who performed essential roles in the civil rights movement, including Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett.