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Recommended Books for Women's History Month

Share biographies and historical fiction about empowered, determined women who transformed their worlds.
 
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Heroine of the Titanic: The Real Unsinkable Molly Brown
by Elaine Landau Illustrated by Elaine Landau
Margaret (Molly) Brown is best known for her bravery and compassion during the tragic sinking of the Titanic, which catapulted her to international fame virtually overnight.
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Gutsy Girls: Young Women Who Dare
by Tina Schwager , Michele Schuerger

Here is an affirmative collection of essays by 26 young women, who share how they have overcome a variety of odds to achieve their most cherished dreams, from sports to academics.

 

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Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman?
by Fredrick L. McKissack , Patricia C. McKissack

In 1797, a slave named Isabella was born in New York. After being freed in 1827, she chose the name by which she has been remembered long after her death — Sojourner Truth.

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Mary McLeod Bethune: Voice of Black Hope
by Milton Meltzer Illustrated by Stephen Marchesi
As a poor black child, Mary is the first one in her family to be born outside of slavery and to become a national figure. Her drive and determination are key in educating and fighting for the rights of minorities.
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Helen Keller: A Light for the Blind
by Kathleen V. Kudlinski Illustrated by Donna Diamond
This story of Helen Keller's life relates her amazing accomplishments as a deaf and blind student, writer, and lecturer through the frustration she overcame. Above all, her positive attitude shows how she was able to do it all and became a champion for al
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The Keeping Quilt
by Patricia Polacco

When Patricia's Great-Gramma Anna came to America as a child, the only things she brought along from Russia were her dress and the babushka she liked to throw up into the air when she was dancing. Soon enough, though, Anna outgrew the dress and her mother decided to incorporate it and the babushka into a quilt.

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The Scholastic Encyclopedia of Women in the United States
by Sheila Keenan

From Native Americans to recent immigrants, artists to athletes, politicians to poets, this book introduces readers to more than 250 women who have shaped the history of the United States.

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