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Inspiring Women

Celebrate Women's History month with these books about inspiring women. Perfect for 8- to 10-year-old girls and boys!
 
Cover image for Helen Keller: Her Life in Pictures
Helen Keller: Her Life in Pictures
by George Sullivan

The fascinating life of one of the most popular historical figures is told through images — most rarely, if ever, seen — from the American Foundation for the Blind and The Perkins School for the Blind.

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If You Lived When Women Won Their Rights
Series: If You
by Anne Kamma Illustrated by Pamela Johnson

In the familiar question-and-answer format, this installment in the acclaimed If You Lived... history series tells the exciting story of how women worked to get equal rights with men, culminating in the 19th amendment to the Constitution.

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The Keeping Quilt
by Patricia Polacco
When Patricia's Great-Gramma Anna came to America as a child, the only things she brought along from Russia were her dress and the babushka she liked to throw up into the air when she was dancing. Soon enough, though, Anna outgrew the dress and her mother decided to incorporate it and the babushka into a quilt.
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Picture Book Of Amelia Earhart, A
by David A. Adler Illustrated by Jeff Fisher

Discover how Amelia Earhart initiated change, from the beginning of her adventurous life to the time she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Picture Book Of Sacagawea, A
by David A. Adler Illustrated by Dan Brown
This illustrated biography describes the life of Sacagawea. From the time she was captured by an enemy tribe to her explorations with Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea proved that courage, strength, and quick thinking were her trademarks.
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Picture Book of Sojourner Truth, A
by David A. Adler Illustrated by Gershom Griffith

This biography traces the life of Sojourner Truth, who became a well-known abolitionist and crusader for the rights of African Americans in the United States.

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Mary McLeod Bethune: Voice of Black Hope
by Milton Meltzer Illustrated by Stephen Marchesi
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Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph
by Katharine Elliott Wilkie Illustrated by Robert Doremus
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Women of Hope: African Americans Who Made a Difference
Series: Women of Hope
by Joyce Hansen
They fought hard for their rights when the laws were unjust. They turned deaf ears on discouraging words. They triumphed over insurmountable obstacles.
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Rebel in a Dress: Adventurers
by Sylvia Branzei Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

These Daring Women Refused to Stay Put!

This collection of fun-to-read biographies introduces kids to extraordinary and inspiring female adventurers who made history!

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Women Who Changed the World
by Laurie Calkhoven Illustrated by Patricia Castelao

Women have always played an important role in the history of the United States. But before they were women, they were regular girls just like anyone else. So how did these seemingly ordinary girls grow up to be such extradorinary women?

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