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    Rejected princesses

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    Rejected princesses : tales of history's boldest heroines, hellions, and heretics

    Porath, Jason, author, illustrator.

    "A brazen, uproarious collection of illustrations of tough women both historical and fantastical-too awesome, too fierce, and sometimes too weird. These are not fantasy tales of blushing ingenues and happily-ever-afters. Here are the real unsung women of history, real and from literature, mythology and folklore. Illustrated in a contemporary animation style, Rejected Princesses dismisses the 'pretty pink princess' stereotype and profiles, through biography, imagery, wit, and humor, badass women throughout time and from all around the world. Warrior queens, soldiers, villains, spies, revolutionaries, and many more. Women of every era, ethnicity, class and orientation are pictured including a princess-cum-pirate from 5th century Denmark, a rebel preacher in 1630s Boston, a Hungarian blood thirsty countess, and a former prostitute that commanded a fleet of 70,000+ men on the Chinese seas. In Rejected Princesses, Jason Porath presents the female role models we never knew we needed! Fun, feminist, and educational, Rejected Princesses commemorates unknown but captivating female heroes, proving that women have been kicking ass for a long, long time and always will. Who needs Cinderella when you have Rejected Princesses?"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Bad girls of fashion

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    Bad girls of fashion : style rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga

    Croll, Jennifer, author.

    "Explores the lives of ten famous women who have used clothing to make a statement, change perceptions, break rules, attract power, or express their individuality. Included are Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, Madonna, and Lady Gaga. Sidebar subjects include: Elizabeth I, Marilyn Monroe, Rihanna, and Vivienne Westwood."--Provided by publisher.

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    Notable women scientists

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    Notable women scientists

    Biographical profiles of 500 women around the world who have made significant contributions to the field of science, from antiquity to the present.

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    Twentieth-century women scientists

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    Twentieth-century women scientists

    Yount, Lisa.

    Includes biographies of ten women who have made significant contributions to modern science, including Barbara McClintock, Katsuko Saruhashi, E. Margaret Burbidge, and Lydia Phindile Makhubu.

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    Writing a woman's life

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    Writing a woman's life

    Heilbrun, Carolyn G., 1926-

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    The Norton book of women's lives

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    Women of achievement

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    Women of achievement : thirty-five centuries of history

    Raven, Susan.

    Brief biographies of 476 outstanding women from the centuries BC to the 20th, highlighting the significance of their accomplishments and achievements in the following fields: art, politics, education, social reform, religion, science and medicine, travel, exploration and sports.

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    Outrageous women of the Middle Ages

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    Outrageous women of the Middle Ages

    Leon n, Vicki.

    Biographies of some outspoken and influential women who lived in Europe, Africa, and the Far East during the Middle Ages.

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    Anne Frank

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    Anne Frank : a hidden life

    Pressler, Mirjam.

    Describes the background in which Anne Frank's life and diary were set as she hid in an attic in Nazi-occupied Holland for two years.

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    100 Celebrated Chinese women

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    100 Celebrated Chinese women

    Zhuozhi, Cai

    Short biographical sketeches of Chinese women, some fictional or mythological, which provide information about the societies and eras in which they lived in ancient China.

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    Under the royal palms

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    Under the royal palms : a childhood in Cuba

    Ada, Alma Flor.

    The author recalls her life and impressions growing up in Cuba.

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    Maya Angelou

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    Maya Angelou

    Shapiro, Miles.

    Discusses the life and work of the noted black writer.

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    Angela Bassett

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    Angela Bassett

    Fitzgerald, Dawn.

    A photo-filled chronicle of the life and career of African-American actress Angela Bassett, including her childhood in Florida, her education at Yale University, and her success in such films as "What's Love Got to Do with It?" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back."

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    Halle Berry

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    Halle Berry

    Naden, Corinne J.

    A biography of the actress who won a Golden Globe Award in 2000 for her leading role in the television movie "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge."

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    At her majesty's request

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    At her majesty's request : an African princess in Victorian England

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    Biography of the African princess saved from execution and taken to England where Queen Victoria oversaw her upbringing and where she lived for a time before marrying an African missionary.

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    Gwendolyn Brooks

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    Gwendolyn Brooks : poet from Chicago

    Rhynes, Martha E., 1929-

    Presents a biography of the African American poet who has received the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

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    One more valley, one more hill

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    One more valley, one more hill : the story of Aunt Clara Brown

    Lowery, Linda.

    Chronicles the life of the woman called Aunt Clara Brown, who was born into slavery and became a pioneer and entrepreneur, earning money to bring other former slaves to a new start in Colorado.

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    Willa Cather

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    Willa Cather

    Keene, Ann T.

    A biography of the American author whose works include Death Comes for the Archbishop, My Antonia, and O Pioneers!

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    Aretha Franklin

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    Aretha Franklin

    McAvoy, Jim.

    Text and photographs trace the life and musical career of Aretha Franklin up to 2001.

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    Young, Black, and determined

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    Young, Black, and determined : a biography of Lorraine Hansberry

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    A biography of the black playwright who received great recognition for her work at an early age.

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    I have lived a thousand years

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    I have lived a thousand years : growing up in the Holocaust

    Jackson, Livia Bitton.

    The author describes her experiences during World War II when she and her family were sent to the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

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    Martinac, Paula, 1954-

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    Restless spirit

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    Restless spirit : the life and work of Dorothea Lange

    Partridge, Elizabeth.

    A biography of Dorothea Lange, whose photographs of migrant workers, Japanese American internees, and rural poverty helped bring about important social reforms.

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    Queen Latifah

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    Queen Latifah

    Bloom, Sarah R.

    Examines the life and achievements of Dana Owens, better known as Queen Latifah, discussing her accomplishments as a singer, actor, writer, and talk show host.

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    Hidden figures

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    Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space

    Lee Shetterly, Margot, author.

    Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.

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    Lise Meitner

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    Lise Meitner : pioneer of nuclear fission

    Hamilton, Janet.

    Chronicles the life of scientist Lise Meitner and explains how she discovered the theories and factors behind nuclear fission.

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    Toni Morrison

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    Toni Morrison : telling a tale untold

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    Examines the life and work of the successful novelist, who became the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.

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    Shout, sister, shout!

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    Silent dancing

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    Silent dancing : a partial remembrance of a Puerto Rican childhood

    Ortiz Cofer, Judith, 1952-

    A collection of writings by the poet, novelist, and essayist recalling her childhood spent shuttling between the land of her birth and the family home in New Jersey.

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    Spirit like a storm

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    Spirit like a storm : the story of Mary Shelley

    Miller, Calvin Craig, 1954-

    A biography of the nineteenth-century English author who at the age of nineteen wrote the classic horror novel, "Frankenstein."

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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton and women's liberty

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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton and women's liberty

    Cullen-DuPont, Kathryn.

    A biography of one of the first leaders of the women's rights movement, whose work led to the adoption of the nineteenth amendment that ensured women's right to vote.

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    Phillis Wheatley

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    Phillis Wheatley

    Richmond, M. A. (Merle A.)

    Traces the life of the Black American poet who was born in Africa, brought over to New England as a slave, and published her first poem while still a teenager.

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    Venus Williams

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    Venus Williams

    Asirvatham, Sandy.

    A photo-filled chronicle of the life and career of African-American tennis star Venus Williams, from her childhood in the Watts section of Los Angeles to her Wimbledon win in 2001.

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    Oprah Winfrey

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    Oprah Winfrey

    Nicholson, Lois, 1949-

    The life and career of the African-American talk-show host who has become an entertainment giant is presented in text with accompanying photographs.

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    Brown girl dreaming

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    Brown girl dreaming

    Woodson, Jacqueline, author.

    Writer Jacqueline Woodson tells the story of her childhood in free verse.

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    Lives of extraordinary women

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    Lives of extraordinary women : rulers, rebels (and what the neighbors thought)

    Krull, Kathleen.

    Profiles twenty historically significant women, highlighting their great accomplishments and unique quirks; also includes color caricatures.

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    She stood for freedom

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    She stood for freedom : the untold story of a civil rights hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

    Mulholland, Loki.

    Biography of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland follows her from her childhood in 1950s Virginia through her high school and college years, when she joined the Civil Rights Movement, attending demonstrations and sit-ins. She also participated in the Freedom Rides of 1961 and was arrested and imprisoned. Her life has been spent standing up for human rights.

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    Let it shine

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    Let it shine : stories of Black women freedom fighters

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    Presents profiles of ten African-American women whose efforts on behalf of racial justice and freedom have influenced the course of history.

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    Fatty legs

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    Fatty legs : a true story

    Jordan, Christy.

    Margaret Pokiak-Fenton tells the story of her experiences as an eight-year-old Inuit girl in a church-run school in Aklavik, Canada, where her strong will made her the target of a mean-spirited nun.

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    Solving the puzzle under the sea

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    Solving the puzzle under the sea : Marie Tharp maps the ocean floor

    Burleigh, Robert.

    Tells the story of oceanographic cartographer Marie Tharp and her work charting the ocean floor.

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    Girls think of everything

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    Girls think of everything : stories of ingenious inventions by women

    Thimmesh, Catherine.

    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, space helmets, and disposable diapers.

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    Mary on horseback

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    Mary on horseback : three mountain stories

    Wells, Rosemary.

    Tells the stories of three families who were helped by the work of Mary Breckinridge, the first nurse to go into the Appalachian Mountains and give medical care to the isolated inhabitants. Includes an afterword with facts about Breckinridge and the Frontier Nursing Service she founded.

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    Terrible typhoid Mary

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    Terrible typhoid Mary : a true story of the deadliest cook in America

    Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.

    Tells the story of early-twentieth-century Irish-American cook Mary Mallon, who was immortalized as "Typhoid Mary" after a sanitary engineer traced a 1904 typhoid fever outbreak back to her Long Island kitchen.

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    Faith Ringgold

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    Faith Ringgold

    Turner, Robyn.

    Examines the life and work of the artist whose determination to be true to her African-American heritage brought about an influential new art form.

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    Different like Coco

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    Different like Coco

    Matthews, Elizabeth.

    Presents the life of a French fashion designer who used her creativity and sewing skills to make clothing for the new generation of independent working women of Paris.

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    Mary Cassatt

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    Mary Cassatt

    Meyer, Susan E.

    Examines the life and work of the strong-willed American woman who studied in Paris and became a noted contributor to the Impressionist movement.

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    Viva Frida

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    Viva Frida

    Morales, Yuyi.

    Introduces the reader to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

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    Dorothea Lange

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    Dorothea Lange

    Venezia, Mike.

    Discusses the life and work of the twentieth century American photographer, Dorothea Lange.

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    Top 10 women tennis players

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    Top 10 women tennis players

    Harrington, Denis J., 1932-

    Includes profiles of ten of the greatest women tennis players from Althea Gibson to Steffi Graf.

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    Ten queens

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    Ten queens : portraits of women of power

    Meltzer, Milton, 1915-

    Provides biographical portraits of ten queens from history including Esther, Cleopatra, Boudicca, Zenobia, Eleanor of Acquitaine, Isabel of Spain, Elizabeth I, Christina of Sweden, Maria Theresa, and Catherine the Great.

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    Women pirates

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    Women pirates : eight stories of adventure

    Weatherly, Myra.

    Recounts the life stories of eight notorious women pirates, including Grace O'Malley, Anne Bonny, and Cheng I Sao.

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    Women in sports

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    Women in sports : 50 fearless athletes who played to win

    Ignotofsky, Rachel, 1989-

    "... highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes--from well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, to lesser-known athletes like skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee and Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a men's professional league"--Provided by publisher.

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    African American women writers

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    African American women writers

    Wilkinson, Brenda Scott.

    Discusses the lives and work of such notable African American women authors as: Phillis Wheatley, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Zora Neale Hurston, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni, and Terry McMillan.

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    Good night stories for rebel girls

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    Good night stories for rebel girls

    Cavallo, Francesca.

    While still inspiring rebel girls of the world to dream bigger, aim higher, and fight harder, this sequel is bigger than each of us, bigger than our individual hopes, and certainly bigger than our fears.

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    Good night stories for rebel girls

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    Good night stories for rebel girls : 100 tales of extraordinary women

    Favilli, Elena, author.

    "To the rebel girls of the world: dream bigger, aim higher, fight harder, and, when in doubt, remember you are right"--Introduction

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    Rad girls can

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    Rad girls can : stories of bold, brave, and brilliant young women

    Schatz, Kate.

    "A . . . collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20. . . Learn about a diverse group of young women who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing themselves through dance, writing, and music; or advocating for girls around the world, . . . featuring both contemporary and historical figures"--Provided by publisher.

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    Bad girls throughout history

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    Bad girls throughout history : 100 remarkable women who changed the world

    Shen, Ann, author.

    "Bad Girls Throughout History features some of the fiercest women of all time - the famous, the infamous, and the ones you haven't even heard of yet. Explore the notable works, impressive feats, and striking portraits of these wild women from around the globe who challenged the status quo"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Women heroes of World War II

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    Women heroes of World War II : 26 stories of espionage, sabotage, resistance, and rescue

    Atwood, Kathryn J.

    Contains twenty-six accounts of women who performed heroic feats in World War II as members of the Resistance, couriers, spies, and in other roles.

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    A kids' guide to America's first ladies

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    A kids' guide to America's first ladies

    Krull, Kathleen.

    Looks at the lives of America's first ladies from Martha Washington through Melania Trump.

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    An apple for Harriet Tubman

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    An apple for Harriet Tubman

    Turner, Glennette Tilley.

    Biography of a little slave girl whipped for eating an apple, who later grew up to become a famous "conductor" for the underground railroad.

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    Alma Flor Ada

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    Alma Flor Ada : an author kids love

    Parker-Rock, Michelle.

    A biography of author Alma Flor Ada, describing her life, how she became an author, her books, and includes her advice for young writers.

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    Louisa May

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    Louisa May : the world and works of Louisa May Alcott

    Johnston, Norma.

    A biography of Louisa May Alcott that traces the influence of her family life on her works.

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    Alicia Alonso

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    Alicia Alonso : prima ballerina

    Bernier-Grand, Carmen T.

    An illustrated overview of the life of Cuban prima ballerina Alicia Alonso, who was afflicted with an eye defect which caused her to be partially blind; presented in verse.

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    Marian Anderson

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    Marian Anderson : a great singer

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Tells the story of the African-American singer who struggled against prejudice to become one of the great opera performers of the century.

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    When Marian sang

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    When Marian sang : the true recital of Marian Anderson ; the voice of a century

    Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

    An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.

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    Meet Maya Angelou

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    Meet Maya Angelou

    Spain, Valerie.

    An account of how Maya Angelou became an actress, a dancer, a TV producer, and a famous writer.

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    Maya Angelou

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    Maya Angelou : journey of the heart

    Pettit, Jayne.

    Traces the journey of this Afro-American woman from childhood through her life as an entertainer, civil rights activist, writer, poet, and university professor.

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    Stone girl, bone girl

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    Stone girl, bone girl

    Anholt, Laurence.

    A brief biography of the English girl whose discovery of an Ichthyosaurus skeleton in 1811 when she was twelve led to a life-long interest in fossils and other important discoveries.

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    Born to swing

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    Born to swing : Lil Hardin Armstrong's life in jazz

    Rockliff, Mara.

    "[Tells] the story of 'Hot Miss Lil' Hardin Armstrong, legendary jazzpianist, composer, and bandleader--and a female pioneer on the music stage."--Amazon.

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    Josephine

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    Josephine : the dazzling life of Josephine Baker

    Powell, Patricia Hruby, 1951-

    A portrait of the performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker.

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    Jazz Age Josephine

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    Jazz Age Josephine

    Winter, Jonah, 1962-

    Illustrations and text introduce children to the life and legacy of Josephine Baker, examining her accomplishments, and describing how she overcame her poor, segregated upbringing to find success as a performer.

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    I am Lucille Ball

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    I am Lucille Ball

    Meltzer, Brad.

    Discusses the life and career of Lucille Ball.

    Due 11/22/19

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    El Deafo

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    El Deafo

    Bell, Cece.

    A graphic novel memoir of author/illustrator Cece Bell who grew up hearing impaired.

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    Who says women can't be doctors?

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    Who says women can't be doctors? : the story of Elizabeth Blackwell

    Stone, Tanya Lee.

    An introduction to the life and achievements of the first American female doctor describes the limited career prospects available to women in the early nineteenth-century, the opposition Blackwell faced while pursuing a medical education, and her pioneering medical career that opened doors for future generations of women.

    Due 12/10/19

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    You forgot your skirt, Amelia Bloomer!

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    You forgot your skirt, Amelia Bloomer! : a very improper story

    Corey, Shana.

    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.

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    Runaway girl

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    Runaway girl : the artist Louise Bourgeois

    Greenberg, Jan, 1942-

    Chronicles the life of French modern artist Louise Bourgeois and provides photos of many of her works, guidance on looking at sculpture, a list of places to see her artwork, and several other resources.

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    Robo world

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    Robo world : the story of robot designer Cynthia Breazeal

    Brown, Jordan.

    Presents a look at the life and career of robot designer Cynthia Breazeal, providing information on her childhood, her education, and her work creating lifelike machines that can respond to the world around them.

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    Ruby Bridges

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    Ruby Bridges

    Donaldson, Madeline.

    Introduces students to the life and historical impact of Ruby Bridges, the first African-American student to attend William Frantz Public School in New Orleans, which caused a riot and brought the tensions between races to the forefront of American society.

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    The Brontë sisters

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    BRO

    The Brontë sisters : the brief lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne

    Reef, Catherine.

    An exploration of the lives of the Brontë sisters and the time in which they lived.

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    One more valley, one more hill

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    BROWN

    One more valley, one more hill : the story of Aunt Clara Brown

    Lowery, Linda.

    Chronicles the life of the woman called Aunt Clara Brown, who was born into slavery and became a pioneer and entrepreneur, earning money to bring other former slaves to a new start in Colorado.

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    Listening to crickets

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    CAR

    Listening to crickets : a story about Rachel Carson

    Ransom, Candice F., 1952-

    Examines the life of the marine biologist and science writer whose book "Silent Spring" changed the way we look at pesticides.

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    May Chinn

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    CHINN

    May Chinn : the best medicine

    Butts, Ellen.

    The biography of May Chinn, the daughter of an escaped slave and a Native American. Chinn became a respected doctor in the New York community of Harlem in the 1920s.

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    Cixi

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    CIXI

    Cixi : evil empress of China?

    Price, Sean.

    A biography of Empress Dowager Cixi who ruled over China from 1861 through 1908 that discusses how she rose to power and the challenges she faced as a leader.

    Due 12/03/19

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    Fly high!

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    COLEMAN

    Fly high! : the story of Bessie Coleman

    Borden, Louise.

    Discusses the life of the determined African-American woman who went all the way to France in order to earn her pilot's license in 1921.

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    Talkin' about Bessie

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    Coleman

    Talkin' about Bessie : the story of aviator Elizabeth Coleman

    Grimes, Nikki.

    A biography of the woman who became the first licensed Afro-American pilot.

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    Brave ballerina

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    COLLINS

    Brave ballerina : the story of Janet Collins

    Meadows, Michelle.

    An illustrated biography of the life of ballet dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Janet Collins.

    Due 11/22/19

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    Marie Curie

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    CURIE

    Marie Curie

    Krull, Kathleen.

    Presents a biography of Polish-French physicist and chemist Marie Curiem, who was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity and won a Noble prize in both physics and in chemistry.

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    Marie Curie

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    CURIE

    Marie Curie : and the science of radioactivity

    Pasachoff, Naomi E.

    Examines the life of the Polish-born scientist who, with her husband Pierre, was awarded a 1903 Nobel Prize for discovering radium.

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    Ballerina dreams

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    Ballerina dreams : from orphan to dancer

    DePrince, Michaela.

    The autobiography of Michaela DePrince, who lived the first few years of her life in war-torn Sierra Leone until being adopted by an American family. Now seventeen, she is one of the premiere ballerinas in the United States.

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    Diana

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    DIANA

    Diana : the people's princess

    Wood, Richard.

    A biography of the Princess of Wales beginning with her childhood and including her death in 1997.

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    Fireflies in the dark

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    DICKER

    Fireflies in the dark : the story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the children of Terezin

    Rubin, Susan Goldman.

    Covers the years during which Friedl Dicker, a Jewish woman from Czechoslovakia, taught art to children at the Terezin Concentration Camp. Includes art created by teacher and students, excerpts from diaries, and interviews with camp survivors.

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    Dorothea Dix

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    Dorothea Dix : crusader for the mentally ill

    Herstek, Amy Paulson.

    Chronicles the life of social reformer Dorothea Dix, providing information on her strict upbringing, her years as a teacher, her work as a Civil War nurse, and her efforts as a lobbyist in Congress.

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    Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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    DOUGLAS

    Marjory Stoneman Douglas

    Mattern, Joanne, 1963-

    Profiles the life and work of conservationist Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

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    Gabby Douglas

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    DOUGLAS

    Gabby Douglas

    Tieck, Sarah, 1976-

    Biography of gymnast Gabby Douglas who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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    Who was Amelia Earhart?

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    EAR

    Who was Amelia Earhart?

    Jerome, Kate Boehm.

    Examines the life of pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart, who mysteriously disappeared during an around-the-world flight in 1937.

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    Amelia lost

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    EARHART

    Amelia lost : the life and disappearance of Amelia Earhart

    Fleming, Candace.

    Traces the life of female aviator Amelia Earhart from her childhood to her final flight, discusses the extensive search for her and her missing plane, and includes photographs, maps, handwritten notes by Amelia, and sidebars.

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    I am Amelia Earhart

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    EARHART

    I am Amelia Earhart

    Meltzer, Brad.

    Presents the life of the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while attempting to fly around the world.

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    Amelia Earhart

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    EARHART

    Amelia Earhart : the legend of the lost aviator

    Tanaka, Shelley.

    Presents the story of the legendary aviator, Amelia Earhart, from her childhood until her final flight in 1937.

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    Life in the ocean

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    EARLE

    Life in the ocean : the story of oceanographer Sylvia Earle

    Nivola, Claire A.

    A picture book biography of oceanographer Sylvia Earle, discussing her childhood along the Gulf of Mexico, her passion for the environment, and her experiences in ocean exploration.

    Due 12/10/19

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    America's champion swimmer

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    EDERLE

    America's champion swimmer : Gertrude Ederle

    Adler, David A.

    Describes the life and accomplishments of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel and a figure in the early women's rights movement.

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    Sarah Emma Edmonds was a great pretender

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    EDMONDS

    Sarah Emma Edmonds was a great pretender : the true story of a Civil War spy

    Jones, Carrie.

    Looks at the life of Sarah Emma Edmonds, a Canadian-born woman who disguised herself as a man to join the army during the Civil War, working as a nurse and then a spy for the Union.

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    Eleanor of Aquitaine

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    ELEANOR

    Eleanor of Aquitaine : the queen who rode off to battle

    Kramer, Ann.

    Tells the life story of Eleanor of Aquitaine, describing her reigns as queen of France, which began when she was fifteen, and of England; the rebellion of her sons against King Henry; and her imprisonment; and presents information on court life and the experiences of women in medieval times.

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    Behind the mask

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    I

    Behind the mask : the life of Queen Elizabeth I

    Thomas, Jane Resh.

    A biography of England's Queen Elizabeth I, providing insight into the childhood events that shaped the woman she became, examining the conflicts and triumphs of her forty-five-year reign from 1558 to 1603, and discussing aspects of her personal life.

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    Painting dreams

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    EVANS

    Painting dreams : Minnie Evans, visionary artist

    Lyons, Mary E.

    A biography of the North Carolina painter whose art had its origins in her religious visions and the African traditions of her slave ancestors.

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    Ella Fitzgerald

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    Ella Fitzgerald

    Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (María Isabel)

    A brief biography of African American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.

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    Charlotte Forten

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    FORTEN

    Charlotte Forten : a Black teacher in the Civil War

    Burchard, Peter.

    Biography of Forten, a Philadelphian from a prominent black family, who was a teacher during the Civil War.

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    Forecast earth

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    FUNG

    Forecast earth : the story of climate scientist Inez Fung

    Skelton, Renee.

    Profiles the life and career of climate scientist Inez Fung, and chronicles her childhood in Hong Kong, education and study in America, and her work on weather patterns.

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    Nothing stopped Sophie

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    GERMAIN

    Nothing stopped Sophie : the story of unshakable mathematician Sophie Germain

    Bardoe, Cheryl, 1971-

    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.-- Provided by publisher.

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    Nothing but trouble

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    GIBSON

    Nothing but trouble : the story of Althea Gibson

    Stauffacher, Sue, 1961-

    Explores the life and achievements of Althea Gibson, the first African-American woman to win the Wimbledon Cup.

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    Martha Graham, a dancer's life

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    GRAHAM

    Martha Graham, a dancer's life

    Freedman, Russell.

    A photo-biography of the American dancer, teacher, and choreographer who was born in Pittsburgh in 1895 and who became a leading figure in the world of modern dance.

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    Temple Grandin

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    GRANDIN

    Temple Grandin : how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world

    Montgomery, Sy.

    Examines the life and accomplishments of Temple Grandin, whose childhood diagnosis of autism and love of cows led her to revolutionize the livestock industry.

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    The world is not a rectangle

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    HADID

    The world is not a rectangle : a portrait of architect Zaha Hadid

    Winter, Jeanette.

    A biography of architect Zaha Hadid, who grew up in Baghdad and went on to design buildings all over the world.

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    Beyond Jupiter

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    HAMMEL

    Beyond Jupiter : the story of planetary astronomer Heidi Hammel

    Bortz, Alfred B.

    Presents a look at the life and career of planetary astronomer Heidi Hammel, providing information on her childhood, her education, and her work using the world's most powerful telescopes to study the planets.

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    Hidden music

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    HENSEL

    Hidden music : the life of Fanny Mendelssohn

    Kamen, Gloria.

    Describes the life of Felix Mendelssohn's sister, a highly talented composer in her own right.

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    Danza!

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    HERNANDEZ

    Danza! : Amalia Hernández and el Ballet Folklórico de Mexico

    Tonatiuh, Duncan.

    Text and illustrations look at the life of Amalia Hernández, the dancer and choreographer who founded the Mexican Folkloric Ballet, a dance organization that continues to perform today.

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    Grace Hopper

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    HOPPER

    Grace Hopper : programming pioneer

    Whitelaw, Nancy.

    Presents the life and career of the admiral who was also "the grandmother of the computer age.".

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    Zora!

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    HURSTON

    Zora! : the life of Zora Neale Hurston

    Fradin, Judith Bloom.

    A biography of African American author Zora Neale Hurston.

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    Of numbers and stars

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    HYPATIA

    Of numbers and stars : the story of Hypatia

    Love, D. Anne.

    A short biography of Hypatia, a young woman who lived in Alexandria, Egypt during the fourth century, who became an authority in mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy.

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    Strong force

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    JACKSON

    Strong force : the story of physicist Shirley Ann Jackson

    O'Connell, Diane, 1956-

    Presents a biography of African-American physicist Shirley Ann Jackson, and chronicles her childhood in Washington D.C., her education, and her many achievements in the field of science.

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    Mahalia

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    JACKSON

    Mahalia : a life in gospel music

    Orgill, Roxane.

    A biography of Mahalia Jackson, who helped to introduce gospel music to the world and inspired the civil rights workers of the 1960s.

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    Who was Joan of Arc?

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    JOAN

    Who was Joan of Arc?

    Pollack, Pam.

    Presents the life of Joan of Arc, a devout Roman Catholic girl from France who led an army into battle and died for her beliefs.

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    Joan of Arc

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    JOAN

    Joan of Arc

    Poole, Josephine.

    A biography of the fifteenth-century peasant girl who led a French army to victory against the English, witnessed the crowning of King Charles VII, and was later burned at the stake for witchcraft.

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    Joan of Arc

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    JOAN

    Joan of Arc

    Stanley, Diane.

    A biography of the fifteenth-century peasant girl who led a French army to victory against the English and was burned at the stake for witchcraft.

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    A strong right arm

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    JOHNSON

    A strong right arm : the story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson

    Green, Michelle Y.

    Tells the story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, a woman who had to overcome the obstacles of gender and race to pursue her dream of playing baseball, and who finally got her chance when she and other African-American women were invited to play in the Negro Leagues after male players were allowed on major league teams.

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    Barbara Jordan

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    JORDAN

    Barbara Jordan : African American politician

    McNair, Joseph D.

    Traces the life and work of this African-American woman who was a respected politician, teacher, and spokeswoman for democracy.

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    Helen Keller

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    KELLER

    Helen Keller : courage in the dark

    Hurwitz, Johanna.

    A biography of the blind and deaf girl who overcame both handicaps with the help of her teacher, Annie Sullivan.

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    Coretta Scott King

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    KING

    Coretta Scott King

    Klingel, Cynthia Fitterer.

    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.

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    Billie Jean King

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    KING

    Billie Jean King : tennis trailblazer

    Lannin, Joanne.

    A biography of one of the first women to play tennis professionally.

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    I am Billie Jean King

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    KING

    I am Billie Jean King

    Meltzer, Brad.

    "Presents an illustrated biography of the tennis star, [Billie Jean King,] from her childhood and early competitive career to her role as activist for equality in sports"--OCLC.

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    Coretta Scott

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    KING

    Coretta Scott

    Shange, Ntozake.

    An illustrated biography of Coretta Scott King, describing her childhood in the segregated South, her marriage to Martin Luther King, Jr., and her civil rights work.

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    Mary Kingsley

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    KINGSLEY

    Mary Kingsley : explorer of the Congo

    Wagner, Heather Lehr.

    Looks at the life of British explorer Mary Kingsley, focusing on her experiences after she decided to buck tradition and travel to the Congo in 1893, and discussing her studies of the fish and people of the West African country.

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    Margaret Knight

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    KNIGHT

    Margaret Knight : girl inventor

    Brill, Marlene Targ.

    Describes how Mattie Knight developed her first invention, a stop-motion device to make looms safer for workers.

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    Nature's machines

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    KOEHL

    Nature's machines : the story of biomechanist Mimi Koehl

    Parks, Deborah A., 1948-

    Presents a look at the life and career of biomechanist Mimi Koehl, providing information on her childhood, her education, and her work using engineering and physics to study the designs of living things.

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    Author

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    LES

    Author : a true story

    Lester, Helen.

    Children's author Helen Lester describes her life from age three to adulthood and discusses how she writes.

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    A girl named Faithful Plum

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    LI

    A girl named Faithful Plum : a true story of a dancer from China and how she achieved her dream

    Bernstein, Richard, 1944-

    Tells the true story of Zhongmei Lei, an eleven-year-old girl in 1977 who won one of twelve spots at the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy, and whose determination to remain in the school impressed teachers and students alike; and discusses how Zhongmei, whose name means Faithful Plum, went on to form her own dance company which debuted in New York when she was in her late twenties.

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    Maya Lin

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    LIN

    Maya Lin : artist-architect of light and lines

    Harvey, Jeanne Walker.

    "[Presents the] story of Maya Lin, the artist-architect who designed the Vietnam War Memorial"-- Provided by publisher.

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    What to do about Alice?

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    LONGWORTH

    What to do about Alice? : how Alice Roosevelt broke the rules, charmed the world, and drove her father Teddy crazy!

    Kerley, Barbara.

    An illustrated biography of Alice Roosevelt Longworth that focuses on her experiences while her father was president of the United States.

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    Ada Byron Lovelace and the thinking machine

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    LOVELACE

    Ada Byron Lovelace and the thinking machine

    Wallmark, Laurie.

    "Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world's first computer program in order to demonstrate its capabilities"--Amazon.com.

    Due 12/09/19

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    Daisy and the Girl Scouts

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    LOW

    Daisy and the Girl Scouts : the story of Juliette Gordon Low

    Brown, Fern G.

    Describes the vigorous and unconventional life of the founder of the Girl Scout movement in the United States.

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    Fancy party gowns

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    LOWE

    Fancy party gowns : the story of fashion designer Ann Cole Lowe

    Blumenthal, Deborah.

    "As soon as Ann Cole Lowe could walk, her momma and grandma taught her to sew. When her mom died, Ann continued sewing dresses. It wasn't easy, especially when she went to design school and had to learn alone, segregated from the rest of the class. But the work she did set her spirit soaring, as evidenced in the clothes she made. Rarely credited, Ann Cole Lowe became 'society's best kept secret. 'This ... picture book shines the spotlight on a figure who proved that with hard work and passion, any obstacles can be overcome"--Provided by publisher.

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    A fire in her bones

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    LYON

    A fire in her bones : the story of Mary Lyon

    Rosen, Dorothy.

    Recounts the life and career of Mary Lyon, who founded Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1837.

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    Mama Miti

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    MAA

    Mama Miti : Wangari Maathai and the trees of Kenya

    Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-

    Wangari Maathai, known as Mama Miti, mother of trees, shares her wisdom with other women by advising them to plant trees native to Kenya to solve their many problems.

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    Wangari Maathai

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    MAA

    Wangari Maathai : the woman who planted millions of trees

    Prévot, Franck, 1968-

    Tells the story of environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai.

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    Wangari's trees of peace

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    MAA

    Wangari's trees of peace : a true story of Africa

    Winter, Jeanette.

    Tells the story of Wangari Maathai, a Nobel Prize-winning environmentalist who, shocked to see entire forests being cut down in her native country of Kenya, decides to take action, beginning with the planting of nine seedlings in her own backyard.

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    I am Malala : How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed The World

    J
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    MAL

    I am Malala : How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed The World

    Yousafzai, Malala, 1997-

    Malala Yousafzai's describes her fight for education for girls under Taliban rule, the support she received from her parents to pursue an education, and how the Taliban retaliated against her by trying to kill her.

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    Mary Tudor

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    MAR

    Mary Tudor : courageous queen or Bloody Mary?

    Buchanan, Jane, 1956-

    A biography of the first queen of England Mary Tudor that describes her life and execution of hundreds of people for heresy.

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    Osceola

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    MAYS

    Osceola : memories of a sharecropper's daughter

    Mays, Osceola, 1909-

    A sharecropper's daughter describes her childhood in Texas in the early years of the twentieth century.

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    Barbara McClintock

    J
    B
    MCCLINTOCK

    Barbara McClintock : alone in her field

    Heiligman, Deborah.

    Barbara McClintock studied chromosomes and made a remarkable discovery which may lead to a cure for cancer, AIDS, and other diseases.

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    Golda Meir

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    MEIR

    Golda Meir

    Hitzeroth, Deborah, 1961-

    A biography of the woman who dedicated her life to the creation and preservation of a Jewish state.

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    Harlem's little blackbird

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    MILLS

    Harlem's little blackbird

    Watson, Renee.

    Illustrations and text relate the life story of Florence Mills, touching on her family history, and describing her accomplishments as a singer during the Harlem Renaissance.

    Due 12/10/19

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    My name is Gabriela

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    MISTRAL

    My name is Gabriela : the life of Gabriela Mistral = Me llamo Gabriela : la vida de Gabriela Mistral

    Brown, Monica, 1969-

    Presents a short biography of the life of early twentieth-century Chilean children's author and poet, Gabriela Mistral, and describes her childhood and education as a teacher and her works that led to receiving the Nobel Prize for literature in 1945. Presented in English and Spanish.

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    Jyotirmayee Mohapatra

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    MOHAPATRA

    Jyotirmayee Mohapatra : advocate for India's young women

    Woog, Adam, 1953-

    Describes the life and work of Jyotirmayee Mohapatra, a young Indian woman who fights for the rights of women and children in India.

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    Maria Montessori

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    MONTESSORI

    Maria Montessori : teacher of teachers

    Shephard, Marie Tennent.

    Tells the story of the life of Italy's first female physician and the creator of the Montessori method of education.

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    Julia Morgan built a castle

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    MORGAN

    Julia Morgan built a castle

    Mannis, Celeste Davidson.

    An illustrated account of the life of Julia Morgan, the first woman to graduate with a certificate of architecture from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, discussing her career in California, with a focus on her years of work as architect of the Hearst Castle.

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    Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-winning author

    J
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    MORRISON

    Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-winning author

    Kramer, Barbara.

    Examines the life and work of the successful novelist, who became the first African-American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.

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    Ibtihaj Muhammad

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    MUHAMMAD

    Ibtihaj Muhammad : Muslim American champion fencer and Olympian

    Faust, Daniel R.

    "The first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the Olympics, Ibtihaj Muhammad ... [became] the first female Muslim American athlete to earn a medal at the Olympic Games [in 2016]. Full-color photographs and a detailed timeline provide readers with essential information into Muhammad's life"--Provided by publisher.

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    Nefertiti

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    Nefertiti

    Lange, Brenda.

    An exploration of the life of Nefertiti that discusses aspects of the world in which she lived, such as everyday life, religion, and royalty, and examines her role in ancient Egyptian society as well as archaeological findings about the queen.

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    Florence Nightingale

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    Florence Nightingale

    Demi.

    "Florence Nightingale revolutionized the world of medicine by emphasizing cleanliness, food that was hot and nutritious, and organization in hospitals. What began as an attempt to make army hospitals safer and more effective became a lifelong mission, and remains relevant today. This new picture book biography of Florence Nightingale, from ... author and artist Demi, ... portrays the story of Florence's life and explores the long-lasting effects of her career"--Provided by publisher.

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    Annie Oakley

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    Annie Oakley : legendary sharpshooter

    Flynn, Jean, 1934-

    Recounts the life of the markswoman and performer who achieved fame with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show.

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    Celebrating first lady Michelle Obama in pictures

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    Celebrating first lady Michelle Obama in pictures

    Katirgis, Jane.

    A photographic profile of Michelle Obama, covering her life from childhood to the White House.

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    Who is Michelle Obama?

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    Who is Michelle Obama?

    Stine, Megan.

    A biography of First Lady of the United States and lawyer Michelle Obama.

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    Space rocks

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    Space rocks : the story of planetary geologist Adriana Ocampo

    Hopping, Lorraine Jean.

    Presents a look at the life and career of planetary geologist Adriana Ocampo, providing information on her childhood, her education, and her work exploring the rocks from other planets that have fallen to earth.

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    Odetta, the queen of folk

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    Odetta, the queen of folk

    Alcorn, Stephen.

    Stephen Alcorn draws on personal dialogue with Odetta to describe the life and career of the American folksinger.

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    My name is Georgia

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    My name is Georgia : a portrait

    Winter, Jeanette.

    Presents, in brief text and illustrations, the life of the painter who drew much of her inspiration from nature.

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    The pirate queen

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    The pirate queen

    McCully, Emily Arnold.

    Irish Grania O'Malley is born with the light of the sea in her eye and grows to become a courageous pirate, even braving the wrath of England's Queen Elizabeth I to defend her life and lands.

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    Rosa Parks

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    Rosa Parks

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    A biography of the black woman whose acts of civil disobedience led to the 1956 Supreme Court order to desegregate buses in Montgomery, Alabama.

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    I am Rosa Parks

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    I am Rosa Parks

    Meltzer, Brad.

    An illustrated overview of the life of Rosa Parks, focusing on her influence on civil rights.

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    If a bus could talk

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    PARKS

    If a bus could talk : the story of Rosa Parks

    Ringgold, Faith.

    A biography of the African-American woman and civil rights worker whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus led to a boycott which lasted more than a year in Montgomery, Alabama.

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    Rosa Parks

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    Rosa Parks

    Summer, L. S., 1959-

    Examines the life and accomplishments of Rosa Parks, as well as her impact on the civil rights movement.

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    Leontyne Price

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    Leontyne Price

    McNair, Joseph D.

    Presents a biography of the African-American opera singer whose performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera in 1961 earned her a forty-two-minute standing ovation.

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    Leontyne Price

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    Leontyne Price : voice of a century

    Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

    Looks at the life and career of African American soprano singer Leontyne Price.

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    Joan Procter, dragon doctor

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    PROCTER

    Joan Procter, dragon doctor : the woman who loved reptiles

    Valdez, Patricia.

    A picture book biography of Joan Procter, an English woman who loved reptiles and, while a curator of reptiles at the London Zoo in the 1920s, worked with Komodo dragons.

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    Aly Raisman

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    Aly Raisman : athlete and activist

    Leigh, Anna.

    "US Olympian Aly Raisman is a leader in and out of the gym. She has risen to . . . prominence as an outspoken voice against sexual assault. This title covers . . . details of her life as a gold-winning gymnast"--Provided by publisher.

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    Megan Rapinoe

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    Megan Rapinoe

    Sherman, Jill.

    "A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe. Describes her childhood, when she started playing soccer, and how she got to be a world-renowned player. Includes a fact sheet with highlighted accomplishments, glossary, books, and websites"--Provided by publisher.

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    Condoleezza Rice

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    Condoleezza Rice : U.S. Secretary of State

    Cunningham, Kevin, 1966-

    A biography of Condolezza Rice, national security advisor and later Secretary of State.

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    Talking to Faith Ringgold

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    Talking to Faith Ringgold

    Ringgold, Faith.

    An interactive biography of the African-American artist and children's book author, detailing her experiences, perspectives, and the inspiration for her art. At intervals in the text, the reader is asked related questions.

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    Our Eleanor

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    ROOSEVELT

    Our Eleanor : a scrapbook look at Eleanor Roosevelt's remarkable life

    Fleming, Candace.

    Presents a collection of illustrated photographs and stories representing the life and career of Eleanor Roosevelt, and examines her White House years, her years as a delegate to the United Nations, and more.

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    Who is J.K. Rowling?

    Pollack, Pam.

    "Rowling's true-life, rags-to-riches story is as compelling as the world of Hogwarts that she created. This biography details not only Rowling's life and her love of literature but the story behind the creation of a modern classic."--Provided by publisher.

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    Wilma unlimited

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    RUDOLPH

    Wilma unlimited : how Wilma Rudolph became the world's fastest woman

    Krull, Kathleen.

    A biography of the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympic.

    Due 11/19/19

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    Wilma Rudolph

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    Wilma Rudolph

    Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (María Isabel)

    An illustrated biography of Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph.

    Due 12/17/19

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    I am Sacagawea

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    I am Sacagawea

    Meltzer, Brad.

    "A biography of Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who served as a translator for the Lewis and Clark Expedition" -- Provided by publisher.

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    Sacagawea

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    Sacagawea : westward with Lewis and Clark

    White, Alana.

    Profiles the life and times of Sacagawea, with an emphasis on her journey taken with the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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    Clara Schumann

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    SCHUMANN

    Clara Schumann : piano virtuoso

    Reich, Susanna.

    Describes the life of the German pianist and composer who made her professional debut at age nine and who devoted her life to music and to her family.

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    Irena Sendler and the children of the Warsaw Ghetto

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    Irena Sendler and the children of the Warsaw Ghetto

    Rubin, Susan Goldman.

    Recounts Irena Sendler's efforts to save hundreds of Jewish children in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.

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    The tree lady

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    SESSIONS

    The tree lady : the true story of how one tree-loving woman changed a city forever

    Hopkins, H. Joseph.

    An illustrated look at the life of Kate Sessions, who planted a nursery in San Diego, California, after making a deal with the city.

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    Mary Carter Smith

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    SMITH

    Mary Carter Smith : African-American storyteller

    Hajdusiewicz, Babs Bell, 1944-

    A biography of the African-American woman who gained fame as a storyteller and became "America's Mother Griot" or official storyteller of African stories.

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    Bessie Smith

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    SMITH

    Bessie Smith

    Tracy, Kathleen.

    Profiles the life and career of Blues singer Bessie Smith, covering her childhood, the challenges she faced due to racism, her personal life, and more.

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    Hope Solo

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    SOLO

    Hope Solo : my story

    Solo, Hope, 1981-

    "Hope Solo, Olypmic gold medalist and goalie for the US women's national soccer team, tells the exciting insider details of her life on and off the field, in her own words"--Provided by publisher.

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    I am Sonia Sotomayor

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    I am Sonia Sotomayor

    Meltzer, Brad.

    An illustrated biography of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.

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    You want women to vote, Lizzie Stanton?

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    STANTON

    You want women to vote, Lizzie Stanton?

    Fritz, Jean.

    A biography of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton from her childhood, to her fight for the end of slavery, to her death 18 years before women were granted the right to vote.

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    Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher preachers

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    STO

    Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher preachers

    Fritz, Jean.

    Because she opposed slavery so passionately, Stowe decided to write novels about it.

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    Helen's eyes

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    SULLIVAN

    Helen's eyes : a photobiography of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's teacher

    Delano, Marfe Ferguson.

    Photographs, illustrations, and text chronicle the life of Helen Keller's tutor, Annie Sullivan.

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    Queen of the Falls

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    TAYLOR

    Queen of the Falls

    Van Allsburg, Chris.

    Recounts the stunt performed by sixty-two-year-old retired charm school instructor Annie Edson Taylor, who went over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel in an effort to gain fame and fortune.

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    Mother Teresa

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    Mother Teresa

    Demi.

    A biography of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known as Mother Teresa, who spent most of her life serving "the poorest of the poor" in Calcutta, India.

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    Mother Teresa

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    TERESA

    Mother Teresa

    Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (María Isabel)

    A brief biography of Mother Teresa, also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, who spent her life caring for the sick and poor people of the world.

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    Fight on!

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    TERRELL

    Fight on! : Mary Church Terrell's battle for integration

    Fradin, Dennis B.

    Profiles the first black Washington, D.C. Board of Education member, who helped to found the NAACP and organized pickets and boycotts that led to the 1953 Supreme Court decision to integrate D.C. area restaurants.

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    Sojourner Truth's step-stomp stride

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    TRUTH

    Sojourner Truth's step-stomp stride

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    Text and illustrations tell the life story and describe the work of African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist Sojourner Truth.

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    Only passing through

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    TRUTH

    Only passing through : the story of Sojourner Truth

    Rockwell, Anne F.

    An illustrated biography of nineteenth-century abolitionist Sojourner Truth, who was born into slavery and fought for the rights of African-Americans and women.

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    Sojourner Truth

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    TRUTH

    Sojourner Truth

    Spinale, Laura, 1966-

    A biography of the former slave who dedicated her life to achieving equal rights for women and blacks.

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    Who was Harriet Tubman?

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    TUB

    Who was Harriet Tubman?

    McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

    A biography of the ninteenth-century woman who escaped slavery and helped many other slaves get to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

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    The underground abductor

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    TUBMAN

    The underground abductor

    Hale, Nathan, 1976-

    Relates, in graphic novel format, the story of Araminta Ross, who was born a slave in Delaware but eventually escaped north to freedom. Changing her name to Harriet Tubman, she became an "abductor" on the Underground Railroad, risking her life to help other slaves reach freedom.

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    I am Harriet Tubman

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    TUBMAN

    I am Harriet Tubman

    Meltzer, Brad.

    "A biography of Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist leader who played a key role in helping enslaved people escape via the Underground Railroad"--Provided by publisher.

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    Harriet Ross Tubman

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    TUBMAN

    Harriet Ross Tubman

    Troy, Don.

    A biography of the black woman whose cruel experiences as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom in the North for herself and for others through the Underground railroad.

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    Queen Victoria

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    VICTORIA

    Queen Victoria

    Green, Robert, 1969-

    A biography of the nineteenth-century queen who ruled Britain longer than any other monarch.

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    Vision of beauty

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    WALKER

    Vision of beauty : the story of Sarah Breedlove Walker

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    A biography of Sarah Breedlove Walker who, though born in poverty, pioneered in hair and beauty care products for black women, and became a great financial success.

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    Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, 1731-1802

    J
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    WASHINGTON

    Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, 1731-1802

    Simon, Charnan.

    A biography of the wife of the first president of the United States, a woman who did not relish her role, but who entertained her guests both warmly and formally.

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    Gene hunter

    J
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    WEXLER

    Gene hunter : the story of neuropsychologist Nancy Wexler

    Glimm, Adele.

    Presents a look at the life and career of neuropsychologist, Nancy Wexler, providing information on her childhood, her education, and her work finding the gene responsible for causing Huntington's disease.

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    A voice of her own

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    WHEATLEY

    A voice of her own : the story of Phillis Wheatley, slave poet

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    A biography of an African girl brought to New England as a slave in 1761 who became famous on both sides of the Atlantic as the first Black poet in America.

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    Phillis Wheatley

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    WHEATLEY

    Phillis Wheatley : legendary African-American poet

    Salisbury, Cynthia.

    Follows the life of one of America's first black poets from her sale as a child slave on the Boston auction block to her death as an impoverished freedwoman in 1784.

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    Serena Williams

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    WILLIAMS

    Serena Williams

    Bradley, Michael, 1962-

    Presents a short biography on tennis champion Serena Williams and chronicles her career on the national and international circuit.

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    A woman for president

    J
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    WOODHULL

    A woman for president : the story of Victoria Woodhull

    Krull, Kathleen.

    Describes the life of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president, have a seat on the stock exchange, own a newspaper, and speak before Congress.

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    Malala

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    YOUSAFZAI

    Malala : activist for girls' education

    Frier, Raphaële, 1970-

    An illustrated biography of Malala Yousafzai, a Muslim teenage girl from Pakistan, who advocates for education of women and children, and whom the Taliban attempted to assassinate on October 9, 2012.

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    Little leaders

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    HAR

    Little leaders : bold women in black history

    Harrison, Vashti.

    Contains forty short biographies of notable African American women.

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    Shaking things up

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    HOO

    Shaking things up : 14 young women who changed the world

    Hood, Susan, 1954-

    "[Shares stories of] fourteen inspiring young [female] rebels ... who broke down walls to pursue their interests, talents, and rights. They fought fires, discovered prehistoric animals, circled the globe, braved Nazis, championed sports, changed the way we eat, integrated schools, improved medicine [and more]"--page four.

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    Amelia Earhart

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    Amelia Earhart : young aviator

    Gormley, Beatrice.

    A biography of the pilot who was the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic and who was later lost at sea, attempting to fly around the world.

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    Pocahontas

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    Pocahontas

    Gourse, Leslie.

    Examines the life of the Indian princess Pocahontas and her contact with English settlers, especially John Smith.

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    Wilma Rudolph

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    Wilma Rudolph : Olympic runner

    Harper, Jo.

    A biography presented in story form discussing the formative years of Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three track-and-field gold medals.

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    Elizabeth Blackwell

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    Elizabeth Blackwell : girl doctor

    Henry, Joanne Landers.

    The life of the first woman doctor in the United States, who worked in England and America to open the field of medicine to women.

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    Harriet Tubman

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    Harriet Tubman : freedom's trailblazer

    Kudlinski, Kathleen V.

    An account, presented in story form, which focuses on the formative years of the woman who led slaves to freedom in the North by using the Underground Railroad.

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    Sojourner Truth

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    Sojourner Truth : voice for freedom

    Kudlinski, Kathleen V.

    Chronicles the life of African-American activist and former slave Sojourner Truth, focusing on her early years.

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    Susan B. Anthony

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    Susan B. Anthony : champion of women's rights

    Monsell, Helen Albee, 1895-

    Focuses on the childhood of a pioneer in the crusade for human rights, particularly those of women.

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    Clara Barton

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    CHI

    Clara Barton : founder of the American Red Cross

    Stevenson, Augusta.

    A biography focusing on the youth of the nurse who organized the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C., in 1881.

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    Molly Pitcher

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    CHI

    Molly Pitcher : young patriot

    Stevenson, Augusta.

    A childhood biography of the Pennsylvania German woman who became a Revolutionary War heroine when she carried water to American soldiers and even fired a cannon herself during the Battle of Monmouth.

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    Martha Washington

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    CHI

    Martha Washington : America's first First Lady

    Wagoner, Jean Brown, 1896-

    A biography focusing on the childhood of America's first First Lady.

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    Mary Todd Lincoln

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    CHI

    Mary Todd Lincoln : girl of the Bluegrass

    Wilkie, Katharine Elliott, 1904-

    A biography concentrating on the childhood of the Kentucky girl who grew up to marry Abraham Lincoln.

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    Annie Oakley

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    CHI

    Annie Oakley : young markswoman

    Wilson, Ellen Janet Cameron.

    Focuses on the childhood of the famous American sharpshooter.

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