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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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Hardcover Picturebooks : $14.37

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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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Paperbacks : $6.99

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Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
by Catherine Thimmesh Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. Their creations are some of the most enduring (the windshield wiper) and best loved (the chocolate chip cookie).

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Frida: (Spanish language edition)
by Jonah Winter Illustrated by Ana Juan

When Frida Kahlo's mother was worn out from caring for her five sisters, her father gave her lessons in brushwork and color. When polio kept her bedridden for nine months, drawing saved her from boredom.

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Paperback Picturebooks : $5.99

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Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman
by Dorothy Sterling

Harriet Tubman knew mostly only hard work and hunger in her life. Born into slavery, she spent the majority of her life helping countless others escape it.

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Cleopatra
by Diane Stanley , Peter Vennema Illustrated by Diane Stanley

Meet the Teen Who Became a Queen!

Stunning illustrations make this biography of the legendary queen as beautiful as she was!

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Bull's-Eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley
by Sue Macy
This fact-filled biography recounts the extraordinary life of Annie Oakley, from her difficult childhood through her years of fame as a markswoman and performer. Many photographs show Annie, her family, and the Wild West shows she performed in.
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Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart
by Patricia Lauber

Until the day her plane disappeared over the South Pacific in 1937, Amelia Earhart claimed one primary goal in her life, and that was the advancement of the achievements of women.

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