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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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Working Toward Gaining Equality for Women

by Cynthia O‘Brien
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 11
  • Grade: 6
tagged: non-classifiable, girls & women, sociology

Women make up about half the world‘s population, but women worldwide have had to fight for equal rights - to be able to vote, do the same jobs as men for the same rate of pay, own property, and have the same opportunities in education. This book looks at the campaigns fought throughout history, including suffrage movements around the world, strik …

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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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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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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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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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Women Writers Hidden in History

by Petrice Custance
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 11
  • Grade: 6
tagged: women, girls & women

For thousands of years, women in many cultures were excluded from or limited in education. This meant that others told their stories for them. This fascinating book shines a light on women writers who broke that mold. These women wrote some of the most intriguing stories ever written, such as Murasaki Shikibu, who wrote the world’s first novel, a …

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