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Her Epic Adventure

25 Daring Women Who Inspire a Life Less Ordinary

by Julia De Laurentiis Johnston, illustrated by Salini Perera
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: women, girls & women

Thrilling true stories of female adventurers who never stopped believing in themselves --- and achieved the unimaginable!

Throughout history, women eager for adventure have long faced obstacles and opposition. But here are the stories of 25 remarkable women --- from pilots to mountain climbers, deep-sea divers to Antarctic explorers --- who defied e …

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111 Trees

How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl

by Rina Singh, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: girls & women, asia, environmental conservation & protection

In a small village in India, a boy grows up to make a huge difference in his community by planting trees to celebrate the birth of every girl. Based on a true story, this book celebrates environmental sustainability, community activism and ecofeminism.

This is the story of Sundar Paliwal, who is from a small Indian village ruled by ancient customs. …

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International Day of the Girl, The

Celebrating Girls Around the World

by Jessica Dee Humphreys & Rona Ambrose, illustrated by Simone Shin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

This introduction to the International Day of the Girl and its worldwide significance encourages children to recognize their own potential to make change, providing both a perfect lesson in social justice and a celebration of girl power.

The United Nations designated October 11th as the International Day of the Girl, a day to increase awareness of …

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Roberta Bondar: Space Explorer

I Can Read Level 1

by Sarah Howden, illustrated by Nick Craine
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: beginner, women, girls & women
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Viola Desmond: A Hero for Us All

I Can Read Level 1

by Sarah Howden, illustrated by Nick Craine
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: beginner, girls & women, women
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Ruth Graves Wakefield: One Smart Cookie

I Can Read Level 1

by Sarah Howden, illustrated by Nick Craine
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: beginner, girls & women, women
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Ocean Speaks

How Marie Tharp Revealed the Ocean's Biggest Secret

by Jess Keating, illustrated by Katie Hickey
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: science & technology, girls & women, geography

Meet Marie Tharp (1920-2006), the first person to map the Earth's underwater mountain ridge, in this inspiring picture book biography from the author of Shark Lady.

From a young age, Marie Tharp loved watching the world. She loved solving problems. And she loved pushing the limits of what girls and women were expected to do and be. In the mid-twenti …

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I Want to Be...

A Gutsy Girls' ABC

by Farida Zaman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: alphabet, careers, girls & women

Some jobs immediately sound fun—Candy Maker anyone?! And some jobs sound exciting—Oceanographer, Sportscaster, Aerialist! And some jobs—Kite Designer, Wind Farmer, Party Planner—sound so wonderful it’s hard to believe that they exist! Babies and toddlers will follow along with this ABC as it explores some of the amazing, and often unusual …

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The Bug Girl

A True Story

by Sophia Spencer & Margaret McNamara, illustrated by KERASCOET
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., girls & women, science & technology

7-year-old Sophia Spencer was bullied for loving bugs until hundreds of women scientists rallied around her. Now Sophie tells her inspiring story in this picture book that celebrates women in science, bugs of all kinds and the importance of staying true to yourself.

Sophia Spencer has loved bugs ever since a butterfly landed on her shoulder--and wou …

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Michelle Obama: First Lady and Superhero

I Can Read Level 1

by Sarah Howden, illustrated by Nick Craine
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: beginner, women, girls & women