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By Kyo Maclear. 2018
As a little girl in Rome, fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli was told by her own mamma that she was brutta.… Ugly. So she decided to seek out beauty around her, and she looked everywhere until something inside of Elsa blossomed, and she became an artist with an incredible imagination. Defining beauty on her own creative terms, Schiaparelli worked hard to develop her designs, and eventually bloomed into an extraordinary talent who dreamed up the most wonderful dresses, hats, shoes and jewelry. Why not a shoe for a hat? Why not a dress with drawers? And she invented a color: shocking pink! Her adventurous mind was the key to her happiness and success--and is still seen today in her legacy of wild imagination. Grades K-3 and older readers. 2018.
By Elizabeth MacLeod. 2018
On the night of November 8th 1946, Nova Scotia businesswoman Viola Desmond stood up for her right to be in… the "unofficial" whites-only section of a New Glasgow movie theatre... and was arrested for it. Supported by the Nova Scotia Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NSCAACP) and the black-owned newspaper The Clarion, Viola took her quest for the right to freedom from discrimination to the courts. While she ultimately did not succeed, she was a beacon to other early civil-rights activists. Her sister Wanda worked hard to promote Viola's legacy, which has been finally honoured by Viola's inclusion on the new Canadian $10 bill. This new picture book features historical photos and a timeline. Grades K-3. Winner of the 2019 Silver Birch Express Award. 2018.
By Nadia L. Hohn. 2019
A biography of the Underground Railroad conductor depicts her early life as a slave, her dedication to helping others escape… from slavery, and her life after the Civil War. Grades K-3. 2019.
By Gary D Schmidt. 2018
Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind and a vision that knew no bounds. 'So Tall Within'… traces her life from her painful childhood through her remarkable emancipation to her incredible leadership in the movement for rights for both women and African Americans. Grades K-3. 2018.
At nine years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium… in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but Eugenie knew better and set out to prove it. Despite many obstacles in her path, Eugenie was able to study the creatures she loved so much. From her many discoveries to the shark-related myths she dispelled, Eugenie made wide scientific contributions that led to her being nicknamed Shark Lady. Winner of 2018 Forest of Reading The Blue Spruce Award. Grades K-3. 2017.
By Chelsea Clinton. 2017
Clinton celebrates thirteen American women who helped shape our country through their tenacity, sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying… seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. This book is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant. Shows readers that no matter what obstacles may be in their paths, they shouldn't give up on their dreams. Persistence is power. This book features Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Virginia Apgar, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor--and one special cameo. Grades K-3 and older readers. 2017.
By Patricia Hruby Powell. 2014
Patricia Hruby Powell creates an extraordinary 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. Meticulously researched, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself. Grades K-3. 2014.
By Laurie Wallmark. 2017
Who was Grace Hopper? A software tester, workplace jester, cherished mentor, ace inventor, avid reader, naval leader--AND rule breaker, chance… taker, and troublemaker. Grace Hopper coined the term “computer bug” and taught computers to “speak English.” Throughout her life, Hopper succeeded in doing what no one had ever done before. Delighting in difficult ideas and in defying expectations, the insatiably curious Hopper truly was “Amazing Grace”, and a role model for science- and math-minded girls and boys. With a wealth of witty quotes, and richly detailed illustrations, this book brings Hopper's incredible accomplishments to life. Grades K-3. 2017.
By Helaine Becker. 2018
You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 [mission]. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure… that Apollo 13 returned safely home? As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as much as she could about math, about the universe. From Katherine's early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, this is the story of a groundbreaking American woman who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives and made enormous contributions to history. Grades K-3. 2018.