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Fight for Life!

How Sara Josephine Baker Saved the Lives of America's Children

by Monica Kulling, illustrated by Renné Benoit
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: united states, diseases, illnesses & injuries, girls & women

This thoughtful and beautifully illustrated picture book shares the story of a trailblazer who has inspired generations of girls to change the world.

Sara Josephine Baker was a strong girl who loved adventure. Growing up in New York in the late 1800s was not easy. When she lost her brother and father to typhoid fever, she became determined to pursue …

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Dear Black Girls

by Shanice Nicole, by (artist) Kezna Dalz
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance, prejudice & racism

Dear Black Girls is a letter to all Black girls. Every day poet and educator Shanice Nicole is reminded of how special Black girls are and of how lucky she is to be one. Illustrations by Kezna Dalz support the book's message that no two Black girls are the same but they are all special--that to be a Black girl is a true gift. In this celebratory po …

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The Aquanaut

by Jill Heinerth, illustrated by Jaime Kim
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: imagination & play, girls & women

Written by an award-winning aquanaut and with art by a #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator, this inspiring picture book encourages readers to explore their world, build their self-esteem and imagine what they can do and become when they grow up.

When I was young, the world seemed too dangerous. Everything was too hard. I was too young. Places …

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Ten Little Dumplings

by Larissa Fan, illustrated by Cindy Wume
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: girls & women, asia, siblings

If one son is lucky, then ten must be great luck indeed! But where does that leave an only daughter? Based on a true family story, this inspiring picture book about a different perspective tells the tale of a girl determined to be seen, who finds her own voice and makes her own luck.

In the city of Tainan, there lives a very special family -- specia …

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Maya's Big Scene

by Isabelle Arsenault
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: girls & women, friendship

Maya's imagination sets the stage for her friends to act out her feminist play. Can she make room in her queendom for the will of the people? A funny picture book about leadership and fair play for fans of King Baby and Olivia.

Maya is a bossy, burgeoning playwright and loves to have the kids in her Mile End neighborhood bring her scenes to life. He …

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Lady with the Books, The

A Story Inspired by the Remarkable Work of Jella Lepman

by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Marie Lafrance
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: books & libraries, girls & women, europe

Inspired by true events, a fictionalized retelling of how one woman brought a world of books to children in Germany after World War II, and changed their lives forever.

Anneliese and Peter will never be the same after the war that took their father's life. One day, while wandering the ruined streets of Munich, the children follow a line of people en …

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Nye de l’île de Sable

by Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Marion Arbona, translated by Rachel Martinez
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

Quelque part au large, mais pas trop loin, se trouvent deux îles. Une est en grande partie faite de pierres tandis que l’autre est couverte de sable. C’est là que les problèmes commencent.
La petite Nye ne comprend pas pourquoi les habitants de son île de Sable s’acharnent à construire jour après jour de beaux châteaux de sable qui s …

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Nye, Sand and Stones

by Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Marion Arbona
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

Somewhere off the coast and around the corner there are two islands. One island is made mostly of stones and the other mainly of sand, and that’s where the problem began. 
Young Nye doesn’t understand why the people on her Island of Sand work so hard to build beautiful sandcastles every day if they are destined to be ruined by the stones cata …

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