notable women and information on women's
Picture Book of Sacagawea
David A. Adler (Grades K3)
are brought to life in this critically acclaimed series. This book
introduces young readers to Sacagawea in a sensitive, accurate,
and assessable portrayal. Following the narrative is an author's
note with further information, as well as a chronology of important
dates in Sacagawea's life
Cammie Wilson (Grades K3)
Most young readers know
Rosa Parks refused to sit at the back of the bus one fateful day
in Montgomery, Alabama. Yet the incident that propelled her to the
front of the civil rights movement was just one moment in an extraordinary
life. This book takes a close look at Parks's early life, and also
follows her political career after the bus boycott.
Jonah Winter (Grades K2)
When her 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. When a bus accident left her in
unimaginable agony, her paintings expressed her pain and depression
and eventually, her joys and triumphs. Again and again, Frida
Kahlo turned the challenges of her life into art.
Now Jonah Winter and Ana Juan have drawn on both the art and the
life to create an insightful, playful tribute to one of the twentieth
century's most influential artists. Viva Frida!
Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman
Dorothy Sterling (Grades 37)
Harriet Tubman risked
her life helping other salves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
"Well-rounded portrait of a remarkable woman." - New York
Pam Munoz Ryan (Grades 46)
The fictionalized account of a little-known heroine,
Charlotte Parkhurst, a young girl in the 1800s, who is determined
to become a top-notch horse rider, but is stymied because she is
a woman. She comes up with a plan so clever and so secret that almost
no one figures it out. Later she becomes a legendary stagecoach
driver, and the first woman ever to vote.
Parks: My Story Guided Reading Set
Rosa Parks (Grades 26)
Rosa Parks is best known
for the day she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus,
sparking the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. Yet there is much
more to her story than this one act of defiance. In this straightforward,
compelling autobiography, Rosa Parks talks candidly about the civil
rights movement and her active role in it. Her dedication is inspiring;
her story is unforgettable
This collection contains
6 paperback copies of the same book.
Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson
Ann McGovern (Grades 46)
The fascinating story
of a young woman who disguised herself as a man and fought bravely
for American independence during the Revolutionary War.
of Ch'iao Kuo
Laurence Yep (Grades 48)
Lady of Ch'iao, known
as Princess Redbird, must serve as interpreter to the Hsien and
Chinese people in order to save them both from a savage tribe. Chronicling
her growth as a young woman and popular leader of her people, the
princess's journal shows how she learns from her role models, discovers
the power of an education, and strives for peace in her homeland.
Patricia McKissack (Grades 48)
journal chronicles her royal life in an African tribe, as her father,
the king of the Mbundu, tries to govern his people while holding
back the invading Portuguese. With each exciting journal entry,
learn Nzingha's relationship with her father develop, as she gains
his respect and trust that she will become a successful tribal ruler.
Ellen Emerson White (Grades 48)
Kaiulani leaves Hawaii
for an English boarding school to study for the day she becomes
queen. But her father dies and the monarchy is overthrown while
she's away. The people clamor for her return, but can she convince
the new American president to reinstate royalty?
Kathryn Lasky (Grades 48)
Welcome to the bizarre
court of Henry VIII, where even a princess fears losing her head
like her mother. Elizabeth hides her tenacious personality from
everyone, especially her father. Your 21st-century kid will enjoy
Elizabeth's "treasonous thoughts" and glimpse the daily
life of a young woman who ascended the throne at 25 and went on
to rule her country for 45 years.
Kristiana Gregory (Grades 48)
Gripping journal entries
tell a tale of ancient Egypt and Rome, where you'll meet one of
history's most famous women, witness the pharaoh's attempted murder,
and encounter Marc Antony. Cleopatra's journal brings to life the
sights, sounds, and smells of ancient civilizations, personalizing
history and showing your child what it's like to grow up in the
Carolyn Meyer (Grades 48)
Full of conspirators,
manipulations, and an array of court customs, Isabel's journal paints
an enthralling portrait of 15th-century Spain through the eyes of
a teen who will grow up to fund Columbus's explorations. Isabel's
daily life may seem like an alien universe, but your child is sure
to relate to this young woman struggling for independence and learning
whom she can trust.
Carolyn Meyer (Grades 48)
leads a privileged life with loving parents who rule her nation.
But the country erupts in chaos and her royal family becomes the
enemy of the people. The story recounts Anastasia's tumultuous days
and see what a historical event really meant to a young woman whose
whole world was snatched away--and whose fate remains a mystery
A Space Biography
traces the life of the first African-American woman to go into space,
from her childhood in Chicago through her astronaut training and
first space flight after working with NASA.
Lorraine Jean Hopping
career as an astronaut is seen from its beginnings in 1977. Ride
became one of the most respected women in the world and a symbol
of hope and progress for all Americans.
Susan Okie, Sally K. Ride
the human side of space exploration as Sally Ride, the first American
woman in space, shares the personal experience of living and working
while orbiting Earth.
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in History: A Writing Project (Grades 38)
During World War II (Grades 512)
in Television (Grades 512)
in the News (Grades 512)
Soldiers: Women During the Civil War (Grades 512)
History Activities (Grades 712)
Illuminating the Past
Remember Anne Frank
American Girls: A Play About Baseball
Chestnut and Her Diary (this is a PDF file) (Grades 38)
Paul: We Want to Vote (Grades 48)
Stone: Crusader for Freedom (Grades 38)
Waistmakers' Revolt (Grades 48)
Mary Walker's War: An American History (Grades 48)
Quimby, Flying Ace
Years of Women in Science
Over 125 women from scientific and technical fields are featured.
The fields represented include astronomers, inventors, mathematicians,
scholars, and writers.
Women Online Archival Collections
A historic collection of original letters and memoirs document the
lives of African-American women during the 19th century. Photos
and links contribute to an academic record, rarely depicted yet
integral to United States history.
A biographical narrative about the first lady of the skies, includes
quotes, links, a poem, photos, a map of her last flight, a list
of reported sightings, and other reference media.
Women of Past and Present
A clearing house of biographies about women who contributed to American
culture. Notable women include writers, educators, scientists, heads
of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers,
Aeronautical University Research
Among the many resources offered at this site are information on
aviation history and technology, including women in aviation.
Nobel Prize Laureates
A timeline and biography of the winners from 19031996.
I Was Wondering…
A Curious Look at Women in Science
A project of the National Academy of Sciences that celebrates
the work of 10 remarkable contemporary women scientists.
This Web site is devoted to the life and works of Laura Ingalls
Wilder, American pioneer and children's author of the famous Little
House books. The site provides information about Laura Ingalls Wilder
and the places and characters mentioned in her books.
Biography of astronaut Mae Jemison. Includes many links to other
This site features the biographies of astronauts and cosmonauts
and information about NASA's astronaut agency and program. Astronauts
are displayed in an alphabetical list or grouped by mission.
Museum of Women's History
Political culture and imagery of American women suffrage.
A non profit organization dedicated to recognizing and celebrating
the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information
and educational material and programs.
Amelia Earhart was the first president of this international organization
of almost 7,000 licensed women pilots from 35 countries.
Ride: The First American Woman in Space
Short biography on the trailblazing astronaut. Includes many links
and resources about Ride and astronomy.
Happened to Amelia Earhart?
Read an article about Earhart's disappearance, then participate
in an instant opinion poll to find out how your opinion compares
with those of other readers.