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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
  • 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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Women Scientists Hidden in History

by Cynthia O'Brien
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 11
  • Grade: 6
tagged: women, girls & women

Did you know the first recorded chemist in history was a woman? Tapputi-Belatekallim lived about 1200 BCE and was the head perfumer for the King of Babylon—a big deal in ancient times when perfume was used in medicine and important ceremonies. This informative book offers an overview of the amazing, and often hidden or forgotten achievements of w …

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Women Inventors Hidden in History

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

We’ve all heard of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, but very few female inventors are household names. This fascinating book illuminates the history of women who used their brainpower and skills to produce important items we use ever day. Meet Hedy LaMarr, a famous Hollywood actress by day and inventor of a radio guidance system for torpe …

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Women Explorers Hidden in History

by Ellen Rodger
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 11
  • Grade: 6
tagged: women, girls & women

There’s no doubt that women have always been a part of journeys of discovery, from Viking women crossing the ocean to new lands to trade caravans bringing goods through Africa. But there is slim mention of them in most history books. This exciting book digs up the history of the bold women who dared to travel all over the world, including multili …

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