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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 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.
To be a princess: the fascinating lives of real princesses (Scholastic Canada Madison Press Hardcover Ser.)
By Laurie Coulter, Hugh Brewster. 2001
True stories of twelve real princesses reveal what life is like behind the palace walls. Among them: Queen Victoria, who… ascended the throne at age 18, and Hawaii's Princess Ka`iulani, whose mother on her death bed declared that Ka`iulani would never be queen. Grades 5-8. 2001.
By Lisa St Aubin de Terán. 1997
Lisa St Aubin de Teran was virtually abandoned by her new husband on his sugar-cane and avocado plantation. She tells… of her single-handed struggle to manage the estate, bear her first child and handle her increasingly unstable husband. For seven years she lived among "la gente": an illiterate, feudal people who she says "have been the greatest influence on my life and work".
By Lily Collins. 2017
Actress Lily Colins shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain… and heartbreak. We all understand what it's like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily, it's about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She's learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize they're not alone. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Lily's honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel. It's time to claim your voice! It's time to live your life unfiltered. For junior and senior high readers. 2017.