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Shirley Chisholm is a Verb!
Chambers, Veronica

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A timely picture book biography about Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, who sought the Democratic nomination to be the president of the United States.

Shirley Chisholm...

Item No. 80683457
Skyward: Story of Female Pilots in WWII
Deng, Sally
The year is 1927, and in America, England and Russia, three young girls share the dream of becoming pilots. Against the odds, these ambitious young trailblazers follow their hearts, enrolling in pilot school (some in secret) and eventually flying for their countries in World War II.


Item No. 9781911171881
So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth
Schmidt, Gary D

From celebrated author Gary D. Schmidt comes a picture book biography of a giant in the struggle for civil rights, perfectly pitched for readers today.

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind and a vision that knew no bounds. So Tall Within traces her...

Item No. 9781626728721
Stacey Abrams & the Fight to Vote
Todd, Traci N

"A brilliant introduction to a powerful Black female politician and voting rights activist. Todd and Freeman bring this to life in their creative biography of Georgia-based politician Abrams." --Kirkus Reviews (starred reviews)

"Freeman's airbrush-style digital art leans...

Item No. 9780063139770
Standing on Her Shoulders: A Celebration of Women
Clark-Robinson, Monica
A stunning love letter to the important women who shape us -- from our own mothers and grandmothers to the legends who paved the way for girls and women everywhere.

Standing on Her Shoulders is a celebration of the strong women who influence us -- from our mothers, sisters, aunts,...

Item No. 9781338358001
Stone Mirrors (Softcover)
Atkins, Jeannine
From critically acclaimed author Jeannine Atkins comes a "memorable, poetic tale" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) about a half-Native American, half-African American sculptor working in the years following the Civil War.

A sculptor of historical figures starts with givens but...

Item No. 9781481459068
Talkin' About Bessie (with Autographed Bookplate)
Nikki Grimes

All purchases include a free autographed Nikki Grimes Bookplate and E.B. Lewis bookplate, as supplies last.

Soar along with Bessie Coleman in this inspirational tale of a woman whose determination reached new heights.

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was always being told what she could & couldn't do. In an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation were a way of life, it was not easy to...
Item No. 9780439352437
The Fire of Stars
Larson, Kirsten W

A 2023 Good Housekeeping Kids Book Award Winner

A Science Friday 2023 Best Book Pick

A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2023

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2023

2024 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book


Item No. 9781452172873
Girl Who Could Fix Anything: Beatrice Shilling, World War II Engineer
Rockliff, Mara

This true story of a woman whose brilliance and mechanical expertise helped Britain win World War II is sure to inspire STEM readers and fans of amazing women in history.

Beatrice Shilling wasn't quite like other children. She could make anything. She could fix anything. And...

Item No. 9781536212525
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies
Sidman, Joyce

In this beautiful nonfiction biography, a Robert F. Sibert Medal winner, the Newbery Honor-winning author Joyce Sidman introduces readers to one of the first female entomologists and a woman who flouted convention in the pursuit of knowledge and her passion for insects.


Item No. 9780544717138
The Girl Who Named Pluto
McGinty, Alice B
An empowering, inspiring--and accessible!--nonfiction picture book about the eleven-year-old girl who actually named the newly discovered Pluto in 1930.

When Venetia Burney's grandfather reads aloud from the newspaper about a new discovery--a "ninth major planet" that has yet to be named...

Item No. 9781524768317
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read
Hubbard, Rita Lorraine
Imagine learning to read at the age of 116! Discover the true story of Mary Walker, the nation's oldest student who did just that, in this picture book from a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator and a rising star author.

In 1848, Mary Walker was born into slavery. At age 15, she...

Item No. 9781524768287
Power of Her Pen: Story of Ethel L. Payne
Cline-Ransome, Lesa
"A powerful story." --The Horn Book

"A worthy addition to children's biography collections." --Booklist

"A solid treatment of an important but little-known figure, and it may prompt kids to think about the role and composition of a free press." --BCCB...

Item No. 9781481462891
The Women Who Caught the Babies
Greenfield, Eloise
The Women Who Caught the Babies highlights important aspects of the training and work of African-American midwives and the ways in which they have helped, and continue to help, so many families by "catching" their babies at birth. The blend of Eloise Greenfield's poetry and Daniel Minter's...
Item No. 9780997772074
Turning Pages: My Life Story
Sotomayor, Sonia
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells her own story for young readers for the very first time!

As the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor has inspired young people around the world to reach for their dreams. But what inspired her? For young Sonia, the answer was...

Item No. 9780525514084
Voice of Freedom PB
Weatherford, Carole Boston
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner

Stirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights....
Item No. 9781536203257
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer
Weatherford, Carole Boston
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner

Stirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights.


Item No. 9780763665319
Wangari Maathai: Woman Who Planted
Prevot, Franck
"Trees are living symbols of peace and hope." -Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace laureate

Wangari Maathai changed the way the world thinks about nature, ecology, freedom, and democracy, inspiring radical efforts that continue to this day.This simply told story begins with Green Belt...
Item No. 9781580896269
Wangari's Trees of Peace
Winter, Jeanette

As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. So Wangari decides to do something--and starts by planting nine seedlings in...

Item No. 9780152065454
Wangari's Trees of Peace (Softcover)
Winter, Jeanette
A paperback picture book based on the true story of Wangari Maathai, an environmental and political activist in Kenya and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she...

Item No. 9781328869210
We Wait for the Sun
McCabe, Katie

A beautiful and uplifting non-fiction picture book from Katie McCabe and trailblazing civil rights lawyer and activist Dovey Johnson Roundtree, We Wait for the Sun.

In the hour before dawn, Dovey Mae and Grandma Rachel step into the cool, damp night on a secret mission:...

Item No. 9781250229021
What Do You Do With a Voice Like That?
Barton, Chris
"When Barbara Jordan talked, we listened." --Former President of the United States, Bill Clinton

Congresswoman Barbara Jordan had a big, bold, confident voice--and she knew how to use it! Learn all about her amazing career in this illuminating and inspiring picture book biography of...

Item No. 9781481465618
When Marian Sang
Ryan, Pam Muñoz
A harmonious introduction to one of our country's most important singers and role models--as envisioned by Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan and Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick.

Marian Anderson is best known for her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, which drew an integrated...
Item No. 9780439269674
Wilma Unlimited HB
Krull, Kathleen

One of the most energetic kids in the town of Clarksville, Tenessee, Wilma loves to run and laugh and play with her nineteen older brothers and sisters. But before she's five years old, she gets very sick, and the doctor's news is not good: polio has paralyzed her left leg. Everyone says that...

Item No. 9780152012670
Women in Science
Ignotofsky, Rachel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - This "wittily illustrated [and] accessible volume" (The Wall Street Journal) highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world.


Item No. 9781607749769