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Strong Girls and Women
Amelia to Zora: Twenty-six Women Who Changed the World
Call Number: J 301.412 CHIN
From Amelia Earhart, pilot and adventurer, to Zora Neal Hurston, writer and anthropologist, readers learn about the hardships and triumphs of 26 amazing women and discover what inspired each one to change the world around her.
Call Number: JE BARA
A biography of Hiromi Suzuki, a Japanese American girl who, with her father's guidance, defies tradition and trains to become a sushi chef at her family's restaurant in New York City.
You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!: A Very Improper Story
Call Number: JE C
Amelia Bloomer, who does not behave the way nineteenth-century society tells her a proper lady should, introduces pantaloons to American women to save them from the discomfort of their heavy, tight dresses.
Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis
Call Number: J 921 LEWIS
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.
Rachel: The Story of Rachel Carson
Call Number: J 921 C
Rachel Carson was always curious about the world around her. As a girl, she loved being outside, always exploring and wanting to know more about the universe. As an adult, Rachel wrote books about what she loved--including Silent Spring, a book that changed the world. Amy Ehrlich's lucid and loving prose, complemented by Wendell Minor's luminous paintings, tells a memorable story of the power of the word, the power of the individual, and--most of all--the importance of following your heart. A select bibliography complements the text.
Yours for justice, Ida B. Wells : the daring life of a crusading journalist
Call Number: J 921 WELLS
In 1863, when Ida B. Wells was not yet two years old, the Emancipation Proclamation freed her from the bond of slavery. For her family and others like them, it was a time of renewed faith in America’s promise of freedom and justice for all. Blessed with a strong will, an eager mind, and a deep belief in this promise, young Ida never turned away from the challenges she faced. She insisted on holding her family together after the death of her parents. She defied convention and went to court when a railroad company infringed on her rights. And she used her position as a journalist to speak out about injustice. But Ida’s greatest challenge arose after one of her friends was lynched. How could one headstrong young woman help free America from the shadow of lawlessness that loomed over the country?
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
Call Number: J 609 T
Thimmesh tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as correction fluid, helmets, the windshield wiper, baby carriers, and disposable diapers.
Queen of the Falls
Van Allsburg, Chris
Call Number: J 921 TAYLOR
She could remember standing in a park near the falls, hypnotized by the sight and sound, and holding her father's hand as they took a walk that would lead them closer. That's what everyone wonders when they see Niagara . . . How close will their courage let hem get to it?At the turn of the nineteenth century, a retired sixty-two-year-old charm school instructor named Annie Edson Taylor, seeking fame and fortune, decided to do something that no one in the world had ever done before - she would go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. Come meet the Queen of the Falls and witness with your own eyes her daring ride!
Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World
Call Number: *J 910.45 YOLE
Brief biographies of women pirates from around the world.
Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls
Call Number: J 398 Y
Drawing from diverse characters around the world, Yolen presents a collection of 13 traditional tales, each of whose main character is a fearless, strong, heroic, and resourceful woman.
Call Number: JE FUNK
Declaring that she's bored being a princess, Isabella throws her crown out the window. When she steadfastly refuses to fetch it from the fishpond, her father puts his royal foot down and orders her to the pigsty--and Isabella couldn't be happier about her punishment.
Call Number: JE HOFF
This year two girls will be selected as princesses in the town parade, and Grace can't wait to be one of them. It's the perfect opportunity to dress up but how, exactly, should a princess costume look? Grace asks her teacher for help, and soon the whole class is learning that there's more to princesses than pink dresses and frills. From Kenya to China and from warriors to spies, princesses are a multicultural and multitalented bunch, and there are just as many kinds of happily ever afters both for the royals and for Grace's community and its princess parade.
Jackson, Ellen B.
Call Number: JE JACK
Cinderella and Cinder Edna, who live with cruel stepmothers and stepsisters, have different approaches to life; and, although each ends up with the prince of her dreams, one is a great deal happier than the other.
The Paper Bag Princess
Call Number: JE M
The Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald... who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance.
Call Number: JE S
In Diane Stanley's witty retelling of the classic fairy tale, the miller's daughter married Rumpelstiltskin to escape the greedy king. Sixteen years later, their only daughter is trapped by the same cruel king. How she outwits the gold-bedazzled king and sets things to rights in a troubled kingdom while achieving a unique place for herself makes for a deliciously entertaining and timely tale. Full color.
Call Number: J WHEL
Yatandou lives in a Mali village with her family and neighbors. Though she is only eight years old, she must sit with the women and pound milet kernels--hard work that is done in hopes of a brighter future for the village.
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