(Children + CT 275 .A51 R92 2002)
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.
(Children + CT 275. B527 C57 2003)
Introduces the life of Nellie Bly who, as a "stunt reporter" for the New York World newspaper in the late 1800s, championed women's rights and traveled around the world faster than anyone ever had.
(Children CT 275 .C723 M66 2002)
“On December 21, 1848, Ellen Craft slipped out into the cold, dark night and took her first steps toward freedom. Ellen and her husband, William, had a daring plan to escape from slavery. Posing as a white man, Ellen hoped to travel north as William’s slave master. If anyone discovered her, she’d be severely punished. But Ellen was willing to risk everything—even death—to be free.” —provided by the publisher
(Children + CT275 .F5662 P56 2002)
A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician in the voice of "Scat Cat Monroe."
(Children + CT275 .H346 W42 2015)
Celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer in inspiring words and vibrant artwork.
(Children + CT 275 .H868 M54 1994)
“William Miller presents a lyrical account of a little-known episode in the childhood of the renowned writer Zora Neale Hurston. This inspirational story will appeal to all readers who, like Zora, believe in their dreams.” —provided by the publisher
by Nikki Giovanni; illustrated by Bryan Collier
(Children + CT 275 .P3752 G56 2005)
“Rosa Parks is one of the most famous figures in American history. On December 1, 1955, she got on a Montgomery, Alabama city bus after work and refused to give up her seat to a white man, an act that sparked a revolution.” —provided by the publisher
(Children CT 275 .P5566 R62 2002)
A picture book biography of Revolutionary War heroine, Mary Ludwig Hayes McCauly, also called “Molly Pitcher.”
(Children Lg CT 275 .W525 L37 2003)
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.
(Children CT 788 .P68 W56 2003)
This simple biography of Beatrix Potter, best known for writing The Tale of Peter Rabbit, includes excerpts from her published letters and journals and reveals why she drew and wrote about animals.
(Children + CT 1018 .B69 .N68 2016)
“Louise spent her childhood in France as an apprentice to her mother before she became a tapestry artist herself. She worked with fabric throughout her career, and this biographical picture book shows how Bourgeois’s childhood experiences weaving with her loving, nurturing mother provided the inspiration for her most famous works. With a beautifully nuanced and poetic story, this book stunningly captures the relationship between mother and daughter and illuminates how memories are woven into us all.” —provided by the publisher
(Children CT 3207 .C49 2005)
“From adventurer Amelia Earhart to computer pioneer Grace Hopper to novelist Zora Neale Hurston, discover women who have made a difference in people’s lives.” —provided by the publisher
(Children CT 3260 .S33 2015)
"Profiled are 26 American women from the 18th through 21st centuries, who have made-or are still making--history as artists, writers, teachers, lawyers, or athletes. The women come from a variety of economic and ethnic backgrounds and many had to overcome extreme hardships. One woman represents each alphabetical letter beginning with Angela Davis, an activist, teacher, and writer, and concludes with Zora Neale Hurston, an anthropologist and writer" -- Provided by publisher.
(Children + GV 1785 .B3 P68 2014)
A portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world.
by Rhonda Blumberg; illustrated by Mary Morgan
(Children HQ 1236.5 .U6 B58 1993)
Explains how the new-fashioned outfit, bloomers, helped Amelia Bloomer, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony spread the word about women's rights.
(Children + PZ7 .M14 Be 1998)
Tells the story of two unlikely kung fu masters and how their skill in martial arts saves them both.
(Children Picture Book + ENGLE)
Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.
(Children Picture Book + MCCUL)
Young Oney Judge risks everything to escape a life of slavery in the household of George and Martha Washington and to make her own way as a free black woman.
(Children Picture Book + NOYES)
In long-ago China, as a young princess prepares to leave her parents' kingdom to travel to far-off Khotan where she is to marry the king, she decides to surreptitiously take with her a precious reminder of home.
(Children Picture Book Lg RINGG)
With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the Underground Railroad in order to reunite with her younger brother.
by Jonah Winter; illustrated by Ana Juan
(Children Picture Book WINTE)
About the childhood of Frida Kahlo and how it influenced her art.
(Children CT 275 .C6495 H66 2009)
Biography of one of the first young activists to resist bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama.
(Children CT 275 .E15 F53 2011)
Tells the story of Amelia Earhart's life—as a child, a woman, and a pilot—and describes the search for her missing plane.
(Children CT 275 .F85 W55)
A biography of an American writer active in early women's rights activities and prominent in the transcendentalist movement of the early 1800's.
(Children CT 275 .K4486 D37 2001)
Biography of the socialist, anti-racist, disability rights activist.
(Children CT 275 .S866 S36)
Biography of the author and abolitionist.
(Children CT 275 .T78 R62 2000)
Biography of the abolitionist and women’s rights activist.
(Children CT 310 .M66 A62)
Covers the personal life and literary career of the Canadian writer best known for her novels about Anne, a girl from Prince Edward Island.
(Children CT 787 .B76 R43 2012)
“The Bronte sisters were the most extraordinary of literary siblings. In the nineteenth century, when women were discouraged from writing and publishing books, all three produced one or more novels now considered masterpieces.” —provided by the publisher
(Children + CT 788 .G65 S55 2015)
"This biography for children will trace Goodall's life, but each chapter will also focus on two or more the chimpanzees that she observed, with information in sidebars about these particular animals. Along with biographical details, the book will explore the ethical issues that surround Goodall's work and show what has changed in our understanding of Great Apes. What do we know today about these animals in terms of language, speech, tool use, and DNA? How has sophisticated technology—GPS systems, Satellite imagery, portable digital microphones—been used to gain new information about animal populations." —provided by the publisher
(Children + DC 103.5 .S66 1998)
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.
(Children Lg E 185.86 .H27 1998)
Features photographs and biographies of twelve African-American women.
(Children + JK1896 .B38 2004)
Recounts the story of the fight for women’s suffrage with particular focus on the efforts of Alice Paul.