Strong Girls and Women

Non-Fiction

Amelia to Zora: Twenty-six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-LeeAmelia to Zora: Twenty-six Women Who Changed the World
Chin-Lee, Cynthia
ISBN: 1570915229
Call Number: J 301.412 CHIN
2005
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.
Hiromi's Hands by Lynne BaraschHiromi's Hands
Barasch, Lynne
ISBN: 9781584302759
Call Number: JE BARA
2006
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 by Shana CoreyYou Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!: A Very Improper Story
Corey, Shana
ISBN: 0439078199
Call Number: JE C
2000
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  by Robbin GourleyBring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis
Gourley, Robbin
ISBN: 9780618158362
Call Number: J 921 LEWIS
2009
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 by Amy EhrlichRachel: The Story of Rachel Carson
Ehrlich, Amy
ISBN: 0152162275
Call Number: J 921 C
2003
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 by Philip DrayYours for justice, Ida B. Wells : the daring life of a crusading journalist
Dray, Philip
ISBN: 9781561454174
Call Number: J 921 WELLS
2008
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 by Catherine ThimmeshGirls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
Thimmesh, Catherine
ISBN: 0395937442
Call Number: J 609 T
2000
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 by Chris Van AllsburgQueen of the Falls
Van Allsburg, Chris
ISBN: 9780547315812
Call Number: J 921 TAYLOR
2011
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 by Jane YolenSea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World
Yolen, Jane
ISBN: 9781580891318
Call Number: *J 910.45 YOLE
2008
Brief biographies of women pirates from around the world.
Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls by Jane YolenNot One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls
Yolen, Jane
ISBN: 0152020470
Call Number: J 398 Y
2000
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.

Picture Books

Princess Pigsty by Cornelia FunkePrincess Pigsty
Funke, Cornelia
ISBN: 043988554X
Call Number: JE FUNK
2007
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.
Princess Grace by Mary HoffmanPrincess Grace
Hoffman, Mary
ISBN: 9780803732605
Call Number: JE HOFF
2008
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.
Cinder Edna by Ellen B. JacksonCinder Edna
Jackson, Ellen B.
ISBN: 0688123228
Call Number: JE JACK
1994
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 by Robert MunschThe Paper Bag Princess
Munsch, Robert
ISBN: 0920236820
Call Number: JE M
1980
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.
Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter by Diane StanleyRumpelstiltskin's Daughter
Stanley, Diane
ISBN: 068814327X
Call Number: JE S
1997
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.
Yatandou by Gloria WhelanYatandou
Whelan, Gloria
ISBN: 1585362115
Call Number: J WHEL
2007
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.