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By Judith Peacock. 2000
Introductory overview of different types of diabetes, covering symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, control, and complications of the disease. Assesses some of… the serious effects of the body's inability to use glucose properly because of a lack of insulin. Grades 5-8. 2000.
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 Sydell Waxman. 1996
The life of Emily Stowe, who became the first woman school principal in Canada, the first woman doctor in Canada,… and was prominent in the struggle to obtain the vote for women in the 19th century. Grades 4-7. 1996.
By Lisa Yount. 1994
By Adeline Yen Mah. 1999
The story of a Chinese woman and how she suffered appalling emotional deprivation and rejection by her family, as a… child growing up in China and Hong Kong. She tells of the consequences in her adult life, which she rose above to make a happy marriage and become a successful doctor in the USA. For Junior High readers. 1999. Uniform title: Falling leaves return to their roots : the true story of an unwanted Chinese daughter
By Jane Resh Thomas. 1998
Discusses Elizabeth from her birth in 1533 to her death in 1603 within the social and political context of the… time in which she ruled. The author looks at the personal aspects of the queen's life, including why she never married. For junior high readers. 1998.
By Russell Freedman. 1999
Biography of the "greatest woman athlete of all time," who broke records in golf, track and field, and other sports… in an era when there were few opportunities for female players. Discusses her childhood and her career after winning three medals in the 1932 Olympics. Grades 5-8. c1999.
By Candace Fleming. 2011
Biography of pilot Amelia Earhart offers an account of her attempt to circumnavigate the globe - a journey that ended… when she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in July 1937. Discusses Earhart’s adventurous nature, the difficulties of long-distance flight, and the lack of navigational equipment aboard her plane. For grades 4-7. 2011.
By Fiona Robinson. 2016
Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was the daughter of Lord Byron, a poet, and Anna Isabella Milbanke, a mathematician. Her parents separated… when she was young, and her mother insisted on a logic-focused education, rejecting Byron's mad love of poetry. But Ada remained fascinated with her father and considered mathematics poetical science. Via her friendship with inventor Charles Babbage, she became involved in programming his Analytical Engine, a precursor to the computer, thus becoming the world's first computer programmer. This picture book biography of Ada Lovelace is a compelling portrait of a woman who saw the potential for numbers to make art. Grades 2-4. 2016.
By Penny Colman. 2006
The story of eight women adventurers from history, each of whom went beyond boundaries to make a difference. Living mainly… in the 19th century, they had to deal with societal limitations and stereotypes, but none of them let these expectations or constraints hold them back. They include Louise Boyd, arctic explorer; Juana Briones, a Hispanic landowner in early San Francisco; Alice Hamilton, a pioneer in industrial medicine; and Katharine Wormeley, nursing superintendent during the Civil War. Some descriptions of violence. Grades 5-8. 2006.
By Patricia Romanowski, Annette Funicello. 1994
Annette Funicello began her career as one of Walt Disney's Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club television program, which debuted… in 1955 when Annette was twelve. She went on to become a singer and starred in beach party movies with Frankie Avalon. Then, except for a few appearances, Annette retired from show business to raise a family. In 1987, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. 1994.
By Carol Drinkwater. 2000
Young women talk about what led them to cross the line, and how they both coped with, and learned from,… their experiences. The collection also includes young women who have had friends or family in jail, and what it has meant for them. 2000.
By Joan Dash. 2001
A biography of the woman who overcame her disabilities to be an inspirational public figure. Discusses the cause of Helen… Keller's blindness and deafness, her determination to lead a useful life, and the importance of her teacher, Annie Sullivan, throughout Helen's life. Grades 5-8. 2001.
By Virginia Brackett. 2004
Covers the people and events of writer Virginia Woolf's childhood and adult life, and her relationships with her father, sister,… husband, and, to a lesser extent, other relatives and members of the Bloomsbury group. Focuses on her mental health and on her work, which took fiction in a new direction at a time when women writers were uncommon. Includes a time line, a bibliography, and source notes. For junior high readers. 2004.
By Rosemary Sadlier. 1997
A biography of Harriet Tubman, who helped slaves escape to freedom. It tells her story and describes what life was… like in St. Catharines during the eight years she lived in Canada. The author also illustrates the importance of family history by tracing Harriet's descendants to the present day. Grades 5-8. 1997.
By Ken Sparling. 2000
Serena and Venus Williams have become a major force in woman's tennis. Their great success has inspired many young girls… to take up the sport. This is a fascinating and inspiring story of how the Williams family has shaken up the world of professional tennis. For senior high readers. 2000.
By Rachel Ignotofsky. 2016
A collection of artworks inspired by the lives and achievements of fifty famous women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,… from the ancient world to the present, profiles each notable individual. Grades 4-7. 2016.
By Susan E Merritt. 1995
A second selection of 16 notable Canadian women. Their biographies describe people all born before 1900, who in some way… helped to change society's attitudes about the abilities and rights of women. Merritt also introduces little-known but fascinating aspects of Canada's past through their stories. Sequel to "Her Story : women from Canada's past". For junior and senior high school readers.
By Valerie Wyatt, Elizabeth MacLeod. 2001
By Deborah Heiligman. 2009
Portrays the private life of Charles Darwin (1809-1882), a public proponent of evolution. Discusses his marriage to devout Emma Wedgwood… (1808-1896) and their lifelong debate over natural selection versus Christian creationism. Covers his work habits, bad health, and dedication to family. For junior and senior high and older readers. Printz Honor, National Book Award Finalist. 2009.