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02/28/17

Amazing Women in History

There’s never a bad time to read about powerful ladies, but now is a particularly perfect moment in time to bust open stories of women who’ve broken down barriers. March is Women's History Month, making it the perfect excuse to celebrate the powerful women in your life!

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

by Katheryn Russell-Brown, Illustrated by Frank Morrison, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Ever since she was a little girl, Melba Doretta Liston loved music. One day, her momma bought her a big, shiny trombone—and the rest is history! This book tells the true story of one of the most famous female jazz musicians ever.

Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story

Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story

by S.D. Nelson

Born in 1839, Buffalo Bird Girl, Waheenee, was a member of the Hidatsa tribe of the Great Plains. This story is about her life, including where she lived, her family life, her daily chores, her friends, and the dangers she faced.

Amelia to Zora: Twenty Six Women Who Changed the World

Amelia to Zora: Twenty Six Women Who Changed the World

by Cynthia Chin-Lee, Illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy

Twenty-six amazing women; twenty-six amazing stories. From Amelia Earhart, pilot and adventurer, to Zora Neal Hurston, writer and anthropologist, learn about the hardships and triumphs that inspired each woman to change the world around her.

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

by Michelle Markel, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

This book tells the exciting true story of Clara Lemlich, a brave young woman who stood up for the rights of female factory workers when no one else would.

Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper

Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper

by Ann Malaspina, Illustrated by Eric Velasquez

Meet Alice Coachman, whose parents think she needs to act more like a lady. Alice doesn’t give up running and jumping, though, and eventually becomes the first African-American woman to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

Through Georgia's Eyes

Through Georgia's Eyes

by Rachel Rodriguez, Illustrated by Julie Paschkis

A simplistic look into the life of Georgia O’Keefe. From her childhood on a farm, art school in the city to a life in New Mexico follow Georgia on her path to find peace within herself and her paintings.